Let’s put our faith into action for climate justice.
The United Church of Canada is encouraging its communities of faith to become part of this year’s For the Love of Creation’s faith-in-action campaign, running now through October 4, 2021 (the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi and the end of the Season of Creation). It also includes a public witness event on April 22, Earth Day. For the Love of Creation is a two-year-old coalition of 35 Canadian churches and faith-based organizations, including The United Church of Canada, working together under a unified banner to educate, reflect, act, and advocate for climate justice.
As part of the faith-in-action campaign, people can commit to reduce their own personal greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as well as build relationships and practise reconciliation. They will also be asked to write to federal cabinet ministers calling on the Government of Canada to
- increase Canada’s national GHG emissions reduction target
- invest in a just transition to a fair, inclusive, green economy
- implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, including, but not limited to, the right of free, prior, and informed consent
- commit equal support for climate change adaptation and mitigation measures in the Global South
For the Love of Creation’s free ready-to-use guides for faithful climate conversations and theological reflection offer opportunities for dialogue and relationship-building within communities of faith and larger networks. The Rev. Michael Blair, General Secretary, notes: “Addressing the climate crisis requires concerted coordinated action on several fronts. The For the Love of Creation faith-in-action campaign, combined with its faithful climate conversations and theological reflection, presents an incredible opportunity for us all to act together. Now’s the moment.”