Upcoming Climate Advocate Events This Summer
Updated: Jul 17, 2022
July 12, 2022 - from Richenda Fairhurst Climate Cafe Multifaith: From the UK we welcome Melanie Nazareth with Christian Climate Action, the Christian group with Extinction Rebellion. Christian Climate Action as an Extinction Rebellion. July 12th,11:00am Pacific Time / 2:00pm Eastern Time. To Register click here
July 12, 2022 - CCL Training: Preventing Burnout as a Climate Advocate. Climate work can be emotionally challenging and overwhelming. This training is an opportunity to recognize and make space for the fullness of your experience through connecting with others, sharing authentically, listening deeply, and exploring opportunities for building personal resilience. To register click here.
July 13, 2022 - Third Act All-In Call We'll hear from Heather Booth, a lifelong organizer and one of our earliest advisors who is profiled in the current HBO special The Janes for her work for reproductive choice. We'll hear from Akaya Windwood about effective eldering. Bill McKibben and the team will share new tools to expand our Banking on our Future Pledge. To register click here.
July 13, 2022 - Ashland Climate Collaborative presents Renewable Natural Gas: NOT a Path to Cleaner Energy. Panelists: Brian Stewart, Electrify Now; Melanie Plaut, M.D., Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility; and Kiki Velez, NRC Building Decarbonization Fellow. On Zoom 7-8:30 p.m. To register click here.
July 14, 2022 - CCL Training: Trees and Forests as Natural Climate Solutions — Join Dana Nuccitelli, CCL Research Coordinator, for a training about removing and sequestering carbon from the atmosphere, the role trees and forests can play, and the other benefits that those solutions provide. To register click here.
July 19, 2022 - from Richenda Fairhurst: Social Transformation & the Climate Crisis: A Bahá’í View. Led by Gary Reusche--living currently in Kviv, Ukraine--we will dive into truth-telling about a world experiencing multiple crises. Reusche brings his experience at the center of agriculture, finance, climate change, and now the war in Ukraine, to talk about what social transformation could look like. July 19th,11:00am Pacific Time / 2:00pm Eastern Time. To register click here.
July 26, 2022 - Summer Arts Series 2022: Listening to the World’s Edge: A Panel on Climate Change, Adaptation, and the Arts. In this panel discussion, The BTS Center will welcome the contributions of four individuals who are deeply engaged in climate justice work — through music, visual art, climate research, and education. Join what promises to be a rich conversation about adaptation, artistic process, and the beauty of our climate-changed world. 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. Online ($10) For more information and to register, To register click here
August 2022 - from Richenda Fairhurst: Start a Climate Cafe! We host Scotland's Jess Pepper, founder and organizer of the Climate Cafe network (date to be announced). We will have information about Climate Cafes, how to start one (easy) and how to connect with others. (This will be our only Cafe for August. Cafe's will resume with a conversation about water, reservoirs & drought in the American Southwest (and more) on September 13th. Details upcoming.)
September 1- October 4, 2022 - Celebrated by more than two billion Christians around the world, Creation Season begins with the World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation on September 1, and concludes with the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, on October 4. How will your congregation mark Creation Season this year? To spark your thinking, consider the theme of the 2022 Season of Creation: “Listen to the Voice of Creation.” Its logo is the burning bush, which symbolizes both the devastating fires of climate crisis and the divine fire of the Holy Spirit. The fire that called to Moses affirmed that God heard the cries of all who suffered and would be with us as we followed in faith to our deliverance from injustice. Check Seasonofcreation.org to find downloadable resources for organizing events, leading liturgy, advocacy campaigns/asks, and more.
September 15, 2022 - Preaching Climate Justice: A Conversation with Jim Antal and Margaret Bullitt-Jonas. Join a lively presentation by two religious leaders who are committed to encouraging climate preaching that is both pastoral and prophetic. There will be ample time for questions and conversation, as well as suggestions for how to preach on some of the texts assigned for upcoming Sundays in Creation Season. Participants are encouraged to read Bullitt-Jonas’ article, “Preaching When Life Depends on It: Climate Crisis and Gospel Hope” (Anglican Theological Review, Spring 2021) and Antal’s chapter, “Prophetic Preaching: Freeing the Pulpit from Fear,” in his book, Climate Church, Climate World. This event is open at no charge to all preachers, lay and ordained. 7:00-8:15 a.m. PT. Online (free) For more information and to register, click here.
October 2-9, 2022 - Rev. Margaret will lead an online retreat on Saturday morning October 1st. Greenfaith International Network invites people of faith worldwide to plan actions from Sunday, October 2 through Sunday, October 9, which support addressing the climate crisis. Faiths 4 Climate Justice will lift up our moral values of reverence, justice, and compassion, and call upon our leaders to safeguard our future. The ten demands are listed here. For inspiration, watch the wrap-up video for Greenfaith’s recent event, Sacred People, Sacred Earth.
Available anytime - Christians and Climate Change with Bill McKibben. In this new online course offered by ChurchNext, Bill McKibben shows us that we still have time to take climate action -- but not as much time as we once had, and not as completely as we once might have been able to manage. Bill's main messages: we need to act now, and we need to act in groups. Fortunately, faith communities are good at group activities and maintaining hope against the odds. Online ($10). For more information and to register, click here.