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Climate & Community: A Faithful Action for Climate Justice

Winter webinar series held December 6-9


Climate & Community: Faithful Action for Climate Justice. 2021 Winter Webinar Series, December 6-9, 2021
Climate & Community: Faithful Action for Climate Justice. 2021 Winter Webinar Series, December 6-9, 2021

As we continue to call for bold leadership and advocate for policies rooted in justice and sustainability, we understand that God is calling each of us to respond and that as a denomination we cannot hope to transform the world until we change our way of being in it. (2016 Book of Resolutions, #1035, “Climate Change and the Church’s Response”)

As COP26, the U.N. Climate Change Conference, comes to an end in Glasgow, Scotland, this week, there is still plenty of work to do.

As people of faith, we have a special calling to honor all of creation and establish justice. Church and Society invites you to participate in the winter webinar series, “Climate & Community: A Faithful Action for Climate Justice,” where we will hear from experts and assemble toolkits to help us take the next steps post-COP26. 

Climate & Community: A Faithful Action for Climate Justice

December 6-9, 2021

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December 6, 2021, 2 PM (ET) Climate Justice as a Global Movement

Speaker: Dr. David Pellow, Dehlsen Chair and Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of the Global Environmental Justice Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

December 7, 2021, 2 PM (ET) Theological Reflection on Climate Justice

Speaker: Rev. Sharon Delgado, is an ordained United Methodist minister, activist and founder and executive director of Earth Justice Ministries.

December 8, 2021, 10 AM (ET) Climate Change and Front-Line Communities

Speaker: Dr. Gregory Jenkins, Professor of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Geography, and African Studies at Penn State University.

December 8, 2021, 2 PM (ET) Indigenous Climate and Water Justice

Speaker: Dr. Kelsey Leonard, is a water scientist, legal scholar, policy expert, writer, and enrolled citizen of the Shinnecock Nation. Currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo.

December 9, 2021, 10 AM (ET) En-Roads Climate Workshop – Simulating Global Solutions This is an interactive workshop. Please come prepared to engage with the facilitator and fellow participants. This workshop will not be recorded.

Facilitator: Yasmeen Zahar, Project Manager for Climate and Energy at Climate Interactive.

December 9, 2021, 2 PM (ET) Envisioning a Just Green Transition – Panel Discussion

Panelists:

  • Margaret Kwateng, National Green New Deal Organizer at Grassroots Global Justice
  • Jean Su, Director, Energy Justice Program & Senior Attorney, Center for Biological Diversity
  • Harjeet Singh, Senior Adviser: Climate Impacts, Climate Action Network International
  • John Hill, Deputy General Secretary of Advocacy and Grassroots Organizing, Director of Economics and Environmental Justice, General Board of Church and Society, UMC

December 9-11, 2021 “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate"
As part of “Climate & Community: A Faithful Action for Climate Justice,” we invite you to gather with your family, friends, and fellow church members and watch a screening of “This Changes Everything,” a documentary film based on Naomi Klein’s book. The documentary is available for three days (December 9-11, 2021).

“This Changes Everything” Official Trailer