This certificate program offers a cohort-based, contextually-rooted online curriculum for Spanish-speaking people in Latin American, the Caribbean, and North America. The curriculum equips participants with moral, spiritual, and practical power for leadership in the work of climate justice in communities of faith and in collaboration with others. Topics covered include theology, ethics, and spirituality related to climate justice; climate change knowledge; and social change practices that connect ecological well-being with racial, economic, and gender justice.
Completing this program earns participants six Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. Participants will spend 2-3 hours per week in the program including implementing a practical project aimed at climate justice. Long-term collaboration and networking are expected to endure well beyond certificate completion.
The inaugural Spanish-language Certificate in Climate Justice and Faith will launch in February/March 2023. The deadline to apply for the 2023 cohort has passed. To receive information for the 2024 cohort please sign-up to receive the Center’s newsletter, “Wellspring” here.
- Seminario Luterano Augsburgo (SEMLA) in Mexico
- Universidad Luterana Salvadorena in El Salvador
- Instituto para la Pastoral Contextual of the Iglesia Evangélica Luterana Unida of Argentina and Uruguay
- Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
- $600 for the entire program (optional resources from outside organizations may request contributions).
- Scholarships of up to $550 are available based on need.
For more information please contact:
Working Group (Planning and Advisory):
Rev. Dr. Neddy Astudillo, Coordinator of Spanish-language Certificate in Climate Justice and Faith at PLTS
Rev. Dr. Mercedes Garcia Bachmann, Director and Professor of Old Testament at the Instituto para la Pastoral Contextual of the Iglesia Evangélica Luterana Unida of Argentina and Uruguay
Elena Cedillo, Program Executive for Climate Justice, Department for Theology, Mission, and Justice, Lutheran World Federation
Rev. Dr. Francisco Javier Goitía Padilla, Director of Theological Formation for Seminaries and Schools of the ELCA
Phoebe Morad, Executive Director for Lutherans Restoring Creation and PLTS Coordinator of Certificates in Climate Justice and Faith
Lic. Fidel Nieto Laínez, Rector of the Universidad Luterana Salvadorena
Rev. Dr. Carmelo Santos, Director for Theological Diversity and Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement in the Office of the Presiding Bishop of the ELCA
Rev. Dr. Anjela Trejo Haager, Coordinadora of the Seminario Luterano Augsburgo (SEMLA) in Mexico