United Church of Christ

UCC Centers for Environmental Justice

Upcoming Environmental Justice Training Workshops

The UCC Centers for Environmental Justice are centers where participants can come from all over the U.S. and be immersed in a justice-centered response to climate change and environmental equity.

Originally founded at Pilgrim Firs Camp and Conference Center, the program has expanded to Silver Lake Conference Center in Connecticut and other training locations throughout the country. These trainings feature a curriculum designed for diverse participants to take what they learn and return to their home locations and communicate with knowlege of five core themes of environmental justice based on biblical and ethical principles:Particpants in Environmental Justice Training

  • Gratitude
  • Humility
  • Justice
  • Responsibility
  • Community.

Using video, discussions, and hands-on learning opportunities, each session will go far beyond the traditional “greening” of our congregations and communities to promote a transformational message. Upon registration, each participate will agree to teach this new approach to environmental justice at least twice in one year and will be given all the necessary tools to communicate with “the folks in the pew.”

This curriculum is Biblically based and centered on the deep issues of justice and the beloved community. It involves the learner in study, reflection, discussion, and hands-on learning opportunities, and can be tailored for weekly, weekend, and single-day learning opportunities.