The Climate Justice Action Network is an online group of people who are committed to linking faith and action in response to climate change. Our goal is to build a network of United Methodists and others who are committed to working for climate justice by learning about climate change, responding in faith, sharing resources, and taking coordinated actions. We hope to work together to educate, organize, witness, and advocate for climate justice and systemic transformation. A primary focus of this work is to act in solidarity with other faith and secular communities and with people in regions and nations most vulnerable to a changing climate.
We are happy to announce the upcoming release of Love in a Time of Climate Change: Honoring Creation, Establishing Justice, written by the Reverend Sharon Delgado. It has a Wesleyan focus, an exploration of the themes of climate and justice through the Wesleyan Quadrilateral, and a call to join in the global movement for climate justice in response to Jesus’ call to love God and neighbor. To find out more, to read initial endorsements, and to find out how to order the book, go to Love in a Time of Climate Change.
The first area of focus for this action network has been working with Fossil Free UMC. There is much work to be done in advocating for the General Conference legislation that would establish an investment screen on fossil fuels as a response to climate change. See Mark Davies recent blog post, United Methodist Church and Wespath, Stop Investing in the Merchants of Doubt and Death! Like the Fossil Free UMC Facebook page for updated information.
This website is still in process of being created. As it develops, it will offer more. Go to our Resources page to find out about the many resources available for education and action. Go to our Events and Actions page to find opportunities for getting involved. Go to our Start a Group page (In process) for ideas about starting a Climate Justice Action Team in your church or community. Go to the Blog and sign up to receive email notification whenever articles are posted. Check out the Climate Justice Action Network Facebook Page (in process) for the most current and updated information.