Community Organizing for Climate Justice as Faith Active in Love


                                    "La Lucha," mural in PLTS classroom by Cristian Muñoz and Pancho Pescador © 2019.


This web-based three-part training in the arts of faith-rooted community organizing for climate justice will equip participants with skills, knowledge, spiritual grounding, and a community of support for organizing to address the climate crisis in ways that build racial and economic equity. A 3-day training session is followed by a mentored 12–week practice phase and a second training session of 2 days. The mentored section includes regular (weekly or bi-weekly cohort gatherings for support and building a network of on-going support).

You are invited to complete an interest form if you are curious to know more about this inaugural, empowering, non-degree learning program. Contact Kelly Marciales with questions:

Participants Include:

  • Clergy and lay leaders in Christian traditions and other faith traditions or value systems who appreciate the contributions of critically engaged Christian theologies
  • Teams from congregations or synods/diocese/districts/regions
  • Recent seminary graduates in first calls
  • Seminary interns
  • Leaders developing new faith communities/congregations or reshaping existing congregations/faith communities
  • Community organizers who wish to equip themselves better for climate justice work
  • Organizations sending staff members or board members to the training

Expectations of Participants:

Participants will be expected to attend all synchronous meetings which include three full day and two half day training sessions. Each participant will be grouped into a team who will work collaboratively with an organizer/mentor for 12 weeks. Teams need not work together on the same project but each team will learn from one another and be guided by the organizer/mentor through developing a final project. 

Timeframe: Feb 7 – May 11, 2022  

First training session: Feb 7 – 9th
February 7: 9am-5pm PST
February 8: 9am-5pm PST
February 9: 9am-1pm PST 

Twelve weeks of mentored practice: Week of Feb 14 through week of May 2  

Second training session: May 10 - 11
May 10: 9am-5pm PST
May 11: 9am-1pm PST



$300.00 including both training sessions and the mentored practice period.