In recognition of the urgent need to address the intertwined crisis of climate and inequality, the UCC Council for Climate Justice has defined the next ten years as a kairos window of divine opportunity in which people of faith are called to an all-out mobilization of their gifts and resources. Over the course of ten weeks, the council will offer a weekly suggested action for how churches and institutions can mobilize during this critical period. Here is the eighth suggested action:
8) Through town halls, delegations, candidate forums, emails, and petitions, call upon elected officials and candidates for office to support the Green New Deal.
- Prepare for this effort by reading the UCC’s 2019 General Synod resolution in support of the Green New Deal.
- Make use of faith-based resources like Interfaith Power and Light’s “Faith Principles for a Green New Deal” and GreenFaith’s webpage devoted to the Green New Deal.
- Dig even deeper by reading and discussing Naomi Klein’s book On Fire: The Burning Case for the Green New Deal.