Mountain Sky Conference: Where You Belong More
The mission of Creation Justice Communications is to coordinate information sharing and provide ongoing resources and a calendar of upcoming events through the webpage connected with the Mountain Sky Conference. Want to learn more? Contact Mary Beth Downing at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are excited that you have landed on our page -- we have many resources to share with you. We believe that communication is best when people engage in dialogue with one another and grow in community together. You are invited to fill out this QUICK SURVEY to help us learn more about you and how we might help you to become connected within the Creation Justice movement. We want to hear from you!
All are welcome to attend the monthly Mountain Sky Conference Creation Justice Task Force meetings at 6:30 pm (MT) on the third Thursday of each month. Please contact email@example.com for the Zoom link to join the meeting.
Led by the Rev. Courtney Randall, Mission Advocate for the Western Jurisdiction.
Please reach out to Rev. Randall at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link or more information.
Links to Recorded Webinars in the “Climate & Community: A Faithful Action for Climate Justice” Series:
“Envisioning a Just Transition Panel Discussion” (12/9/2021) https://youtu.be/UrwedIo-MPU
“EN-Roads Climate Interactive Workshop” (12/9/2021) https://youtu.be/3dq7Pdl6KKM
“Indigenous Climate and Water Justice” (12/8/2021) https://youtu.be/4qLMOuflGsM
“Climate Change and Front-Line Communities (12/8/2021) https://youtu.be/bilFyEa520I
“Theological Reflection on Climate Justice” (12/7/2021) https://youtu.be/YrmMfXqWizY
“Climate Justice as a Global Movement” (12/6/2021) https://youtu.be/0MGiipqXvy0
To build and strengthen your Annual Conference Creation Justice impact attend these free, online workshops. For inspiration, information and ideas to move ahead with vision and energy, invite your current team and potential recruits. This is a 7-part series. Click here to find the videos from previous workshop and to register for future workshops.
Global Ministries seeks U.S.-based United Methodists to lead grassroots environmental projects that are action-oriented, anti-racist, bold and entrepreneurial. Click here to learn more about the Global Ministries Earthkeepers program.
On Earth Day 2021, a group of United Methodist general agencies and commissions announced a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their ministries, facilities and operations and to do so through a lens of justice and equity. The coalition is working together as they learn to measure greenhouse gas emissions generated through their ministries and identify emission reduction strategies that support the flourishing of all communities. The United Methodist Interagency Just and Equitable Net-Zero Coalition has published its first progress report a year after setting a goal of just and equitable net-zero emissions by 2050. Training opportunities included an overview of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol reporting framework, training on how to use EnergyStar Portfolio Manager (a tool that tracks energy use and emissions from buildings)
"United Methodists are called to a ministry of reconciliation between God, humankind and creation. In and alongside frontline communities experiencing environmental injustices, we are participating in God’s healing of creation. Through acts of personal, social and civic righteousness, United Methodists are modeling a new lifestyle and advocating for God’s people and God’s planet so that all God’s children can share in the goodness of Creation." Church & Society of The United Methodist Church
2016 Book of Discipline, Social Principles:
¶160 “The Natural World”
2016 United Methodist Book of Resolutions:
• 1035 Climate Change and the Church’s Response
• 1001 Energy Policy Statement
• 1025 Environmental Racism in the U.S.
• 1033 Caring for Creation: Our Call to Stewardship and Justice
Resources specific to each working group may be found on their webpages. Please explore:
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