We are facing a climate crisis. Climate change is already causing suffering for peoples around the world every day. Recognizing the interdependence of all life, we are called as people of faith and conscience to heal and sustain the planet we call home.
The World is Hurting.
How Will You Respond?
Together We Can
We are diverse in spiritual belief, yet united in faith that a better world is possible and that our collective power can create change.
We commit to join together to SHIFT to a low carbon future, ADVANCE the human rights of affected communities, and GROW the climate justice movement.
People of faith have been on the frontlines of environmental justice for decades. United in collective action, connected through partnership, we change the world.
September 07, 2016
If a Disaster Were to Strike, Are We As a Community Prepared?
Free Anti-Oppressive Disaster Response Webinar
Register for Sept. 8th or Sept. 15th
Join the Environmental Justice Practitioners’ Network for an online presentation and conversation with Paul Dalzell whom some of you know from his work in West Virginia. The webinar is entitled “Anti-Oppressive Disaster Preparation and Response” and is scheduled for two times: September 8th (live) or September 15th, 7:00 PM EST.
Paul Dalzell was "flushed into activism" on Jan. 9, 2014 when 7,500 gal of the coal cleaning chemical crude MCHM was spilled into the Elk River about one mile upstream of the region's only water intake in Charleston, WV. Residents were advised not to drink, cook with, bathe, or wash with West Virginia American Water Company tap water; up to 300,000 of his closest friends and neighbors were affected.
Sign up and select your preferred date (Sept. 8th or 15th) with this Online Registration Form. Deadline to RSVP is Noon Central on the day-of, if space allows.
September 02, 2016
|Art by Jesus Barraza|
Historic things are happening in Standing Rock Sioux (Lakota / Oceti Sakowin) territories, near the border of North and South Dakota. Thousands of people, primarily Native Americans, are camped out at the point where the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) construction easement intersects with the Missouri river, pledging unrelenting non-violent resistance to stop the pipeline from crossing beneath the water body. Momentum for this current surge of action has been building for many months.
The Sacred Stone Spirit Camp (Iŋyaŋ Wakháŋagapi Othí) was established April 1, 2016 with a 30-mile horseback ride of tribal citizens of the Standing Rock Lakota Nation and ally Lakota, Nakota, & Dakota citizens, under the group name “Chante tin’sa kinanzi Po”. Dozens of youth from the Standing Rock Sioux Lakota (Oceti Sakowin) tribe ran a 500-mile relay to deliver a message to the Army Corps of Engineers in April 2016, and a 2,000 miles relay all the way to Washington, D.C. to deliver a message to the US Government in July and August of 2016.
The Indigenous-led resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline has been rooted in prayer and reverence for the sacredness of the water and the earth. Numerous days of resistance have involved continuous prayer. The people there are saying, “We are protectors, not protesters”.