As I look out my window, I see azaleas in full bloom and the glorious bright green leaves of the trees have leafed out all across North Carolina. I am a big fan of all the seasons, and Springtime especially as it brings renewal to the natural world, and it can also bring about a renewal of purpose as we recommit to action for climate justice.
As director of the NC Interfaith Power & Light campaign and our Eco-Justice Connection programming, I believe that relationships must be centered in justice and equity within the human family, as well as with all of God’s Creation. At the Council, we bear this responsibility with integrity, insisting across our network that we do what is just, even when the path is not obvious or easy.
With your support, the Council’s work will be able to grow our impact as we lead with these values:
- We aim to reverse paradigms of oppression of humans and the natural world as we build a thriving, inclusive, and equitable future on behalf of all who inhabit this good Earth.
- As advocates for climate justice, we commit to self-transformation by actively working against systemic racism and anti-Blackness; ending both the historic disenfranchisement of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, and racially-rooted economic and health disparities; and dismantling structures of racial and economic marginalization and colonialism.
- We commit to providing practical resources that can be shared relating how faith can, and should, affect climate and environmental justice action; and how to build a culture that is both spiritually and physically resilient, so that even as the Earth changes, communities of faith are able to thrive and help others.
We are currently in the midst of Faith Climate Action Week, ten days in April during Earth Month when congregations around the country focus on how we can all take action to protect the people and places that we love.
As people of faith and conscience, we pledge to make a difference in how we live, work, and worship to live into our vision of justice in the world.
We give thanks to all who have supported us through these pandemic years with your prayers, your “virtual” presence, and your gifts. We are grateful for those who have supported this work through the decades with time investments, financial contributions, heartfelt prayers, and encouraging words. Click here to donate.