UCC Center for Environmental Justice

The UCC Center for Environmental Justice is a program where participants can come from all over the U.S. – and particularly in the northwest 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 include training locations throughout the country. It features 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:

  • 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.


    Ms. Meighan Pritchard
    Minister for Environmental Justice
    United Church of Christ
    700 Prospect Ave
    Cleveland, Ohio 44115