Three Great Loves
In 2017 the United Church of Christ (UCC) created the 3 Great Loves campaign::
Love of Neighbor
Love of Children
Love of Creation
"These Three Great Loves point to what fundamentally motivates people to address the damage done to our climate. People care about neighbors near and far who suffer from rising sea levels, floods, droughts, and hurricanes. They care about the world their children and grandchildren are inheriting. They care about the natural world around them that is under assault. This guide aims to turn that love into action: climate action."
The UCC Creation Justice Churches Program partnered with Blessed Tomorrow to offer a Guide To Getting Started to help congregations live into Three Great Loves through climate action
For over four years Conferences and congregations embraced the concept, and although the campaign started drawing to a close during Synod 2021, "the mission lives on and will continue to grow."
"UCC offered ways to respond to the climate crisis with webinars, a national climate summit
Grants to develop the work of youth and young adults in the climate justice movement.
Global Ministries held a Mission Dash 5K in August to raise funds to support the creation care efforts of global partners, and hundreds of churches registered to create Climate Hope Cards, which will feature youth artwork on postcards slated to be distributed to elected officials in 2023."
UCC climate justice leaders reviewed how the Inflation Reduction Act, passed in August 2022, could benefit faith communities and also pushed for the Environmental Justice For All Act, which they said could have a greater impact on the most disadvantaged communities.