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