Community Organizing for Climate Justice as Love in Action

Description

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).

The deadline to apply for Spring 2023 has passed. Sign-up for our monthly newsletter “Wellspring” to get updates on applications for Spring 2024. 

Timeframe

  • First training session (online):

February 6: 9-5pst

February 7: 9-5pst

February 8: 9-1pst

  • Twelve weeks of online mentored practice:

February 13 – May 5, 2023

  • Second training (online) session: 

May 8: 9-5pm pst

May 9: 9-1pm pst

Questions?

For more information please contact:

Kelly Marciales

Coordinator of Community Organizing for Climate Justice as Love in Action

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.

Tuition

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

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