Community Care and Climate Organizing in the Time of Coronavirus
Earth Justice Ministries has had to adapt, as have other organizations, to continue our work during this time of sheltering-in-place during the Covid 19 pandemic. This presents challenges, but there are many opportunities for action. The Chesapeake Climate Action Network website includes a guide for Community Care and Climate Organizing in the Time of Coronavirus, which offers a wealth of resources, trainings, and suggestions for taking action in this time. We support the nationwide campaign for combining economic concerns with science through a Green New Deal (a campaign made popular through the youth-led Sunrise Movement), linking jobs, economic justice, and climate justice. Earth Justice Ministries director Sharon Delgado is available upon request to lead online studies of her book Love in a Time of Climate Change: Honoring Creation, Establishing Justice. You can also like our Earth Justice Ministries Facebook Page, where we post action opportunities related to climate change, climate justice, and other campaigns.
Climate Change and Climate Justice are a primary focus of Earth Justice Ministries, linking urgent action on climate to a just transition for those who are most vulnerable to its impacts. The term climate justice acknowledges that wealthier nations have emitted most of the greenhouse gas emissions that are currently in the atmosphere, while people in poor and vulnerable regions and countries suffer the effects of climate change first and worst.
Our goals in working for climate justice are: 1) to affirm God’s love for our human family, for all creatures, and for all generations 2) to take action on behalf of current and future victims of climate change; 3) to act in solidarity with people who are most vulnerable to climate change impacts and least responsible for the changing climate; people in developing nations; and 4) to join with the many young people who are urging their religious institutions, colleges, and universities to take strong action to alleviate the dangers of accelerating climate change.
Earth Justice Ministries director Sharon Delgado is the organizer of our climate change/climate justice project. Read her blog posts on climate justice, order her book Love in a Time of Climate Change: Honoring Creation, Establishing Justice, or contact her here for online workshops, classes, book studies, and presentations on climate change and climate justice for faith and secular communities.