Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary of California Lutheran University

Center for Climate Justice and Faith

Connecting Ecological Healing to Racial and Economic Justice

Hear from our students:

“Climate change is the defining issue of our time. PLTS has demonstrated its commitment to meeting this kairos moment by creating a revolutionary climate justice concentration, but also working with me to help fit the program into my busy schedule. It’s the balance of the personal and global that sets PLTS apart.”

Regina Banks
—PLTS MDiv Student with Concentration in Climate Justice and Faith 

“The climate justice and faith concentration helped me further form my vocation. It challenged me to think deeper and broader about God’s divine justice-seeking love; how to share it and how to see it in the world around.”

Rev, Kaylie Inez
— PLTS MDiv Graduate in Concentration in Climate Justice and Faith 

“The reality of climate change is fast becoming a crucial issue in Nigeria, change in rainfall pattern and drying streams is posing challenge to faith and religious community. I seek to be equipped in raising ethical and theological discussion on climate actions.”

Kolade Fadahunsi
— Director of Institute of Church and Society- Ibadan, Nigeria

“I have learned and grown much through my relationships with those in my cohort who share the realities of how the climate crisis has impacted their lives, and I’ve been inspired by the ways they have helped heal their communities. The Certificate program at PLTS has provided me with many tools to use to discover faith responses to the climate crisis.”

Larry Ryan
— retired high school teacher, member of Delaware-Maryland Synod Creation Care Team

“Working with others from different geographical locations has brought much more comfort from knowledge that we are not alone in the pursuit of climate justice. I regard being part of the cohort as a privilege and opportunity to tap from the vast knowledge and experiences of others which in turn enriches my knowledge and broaden my perspective.”

Arthurage Abereni
— Graduate in Certificate in Climate Justice and Faith ’22

“This Certificate program is an eye opener in order to understand climate justice from a faith perspective. It is a timely course for our generation.”

Simon Halkano Gollo
— Graduate in Certificate in Climate Justice and Faith ’22

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UPCOMING EVENT

American Prayer: Photographs by Lucas Foglia. Opening Reception Thursday September 5th, 5-7pm GTU Doug Adams Gallery Berkeley, CA

American Prayer: Photographs by Lucas Foglia

Opening Reception

Thursday, Sep 5th 5-7pm

Doug Adams Gallery, Berkeley, CA

The PLTS Center for Climate Justice and Faith initiated a collaboration with the GTU Center for Arts and Religion to host American Prayer: Photographs by Lucas Foglia. For American Prayer, Lucas Foglia traveled throughout the United States to attend religious and spiritual rituals in nature. The people he photographed share the belief that the other-than-human parts of nature are both our joy and our responsibility.

FEATURED NEWS

Plenarias Justicia Climatica y Fe. Soberania Alimentaria y cambio climatico. Jueves May 30

Jazmin Soto Mayta is a graduate of the Spanish-language Certificate in Climate Justice and Faith. For her final project, Jazmin organized apthapis (a traditional Andean meail) to bring members of rural and urban churches together to discuss the impact of climate change in their communities. Learn More.

“Climate justice” holds that the climate crisis is inherently a crisis of racial, gender, and economic inequity. The humans suffering first and foremost the ravages of climate change are disproportionally the world’s people of color and economically poor people. Thus, climate justice weds efforts to address climate change with efforts toward racial and economic justice.

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