Ten Ways to Mobilize

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 kairos window of divine opportunity in which people of faith are called to an all-out mobilization of their gifts and resources. Here are ten ways churches can mobilize: (More.)

1. Enter a period of study and immersion.

Through visits, immersive experiences, readings, educational forums and reflection, allow these learning experiences to form the foundation of you work moving forward. Read more…

2. Plan inspired worship that continually focuses attention on this kairos moment.

Ideas for Earth Day service or creating a Kairos moment each week. Read more…

3. Know Your Environmental Justice History and Become a Zero Waste Church

Learn about the connection between toxic waste and racism, and check out resources for reducing your congregation’s waste. Read more…

4. Cultivate gardens, landscapes, and appetites in the struggle for justice.

Ideas for community gardens, creating food opportunities, utilizing church landscape to pull carbon, and more. Read more…

5. Become a carbon neutral or a carbon negative/climate positive church.

Learn about your congregation’s current source of energy, and explore alternative possibilities. Read more…

6. Divest from fossil fuels and move church money out of “dirty” banks

Learn about divesting, and consider investing in renewables. Read more…

7. Make every election a time to call for values-based voting that expresses care for creation and justice for all.

Sign on to the Creation Care Voter Pledge and tune in to a training webinar. Read more… 

9. Become a kairos mobilization hub.

Ideas for fostering this kairos mobilization in your own community and encouraging others to join the moment! Read more…

10. Throughout the process of mobilizing, tell your story! 

Be it media, church newsletter, or with the wider UCC, share your story! Read more…

Categories: The Pollinator: UCC Environmental Justice Blog

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