Four Things Your Church Can Do to Celebrate the Earth
With Earth Day on Friday, April 22, in 2022, churches have an opportunity to reflect upon how we can live out our commitment to care for God’s creation. Here are four things your church can do:
- Ground Yourself in the Prophetic! With the climate crisis, the world is in desperate need of prophets. Yet, we can no longer wait for others to be the prophets that were needed yesterday. We have to find the prophet in each of us. Find inspiration with speakers who will help us do just that. Join the April 23rd digital event “The Faith of Prophets: Lessons for the Climate Crisis.” Register now for this free event!
- Create a Community Climate Collage and Deliver It to An Elected Official! In addition to being impactful, taking action can be fun and meaningful. With church members of all ages, create a work of art that sparks reflection on how our faith leads us to climate action. Share your masterpiece with your local Congressional office. Learn more about how to do this!
- Become a Hub of Resilience! For Earth Sunday, Creation Justice Ministries has created a new resource entitled “Weathering the Storm: Faithful Climate Resilience.” It specifically helps churches respond to the question, “How can our churches be hubs of resilience, helping our neighbors weather the physical and spiritual storms of the climate crisis?” Download your copy of this resource.
- Focus on the Children! For their annual Faith Climate Action Week, Interfaith Power & Light has chosen the theme “Sacred Trust: Our Children’s Right to a Livable Future.” Climate Action Week runs from April 22 to May 1. Examine our responsibility to safeguard our Earth for future generations and how our faith calls us to respond with just solutions to the climate crisis. Learn more about how your congregation can participate.