March 22–April 22, 2016
The first-ever Climate Justice Month was held from World Water Day (March 22) to Earth Day (April 22), 2015, and it will happen again in 2016!
Save the dates and start organizing your congregation or faith group, if any, to participate in this powerful spiritual journey for climate justice in 2016. Check out our worship resource page for materials and inspiration you can use any time.
Climate Justice Month 2015
Read all daily messages from Climate Justice Month 2015 on our blog.
March 22: World Water Day: Climate Justice Sunday
Week 1: Rejoicing and celebrating our natural world and its gifts
Week 2: Reckoning with and grieving the loss we are confronting, as well as other impacts of climate change
Week 3: Reconnecting with hope through relationships with front-line communities, exploring who is impacted by our current system
Week 4: Committing to long-term actions to shift energy, advance human rights, and grow the movement
April 22: Earth Day: committing to a future of clean, renewable energy
What is Climate Justice Month?
Climate Justice Month offers an invitation to reflect, learn, and discern what long-term actions you, your family, and/or your congregation or group can take on that will build resistance to climate change. You can make and track your commitments here on our website: check out suggested actions for individuals/households and congregations/groups.
Rather than simply taking on small actions for a month, Commit2Respond sets aside a month to delve into our spiritual grounding for this work, engage in spiritual practices together, deepen our learning, and intentionally decide how we can commit to transform our lives and our world.
Committed action that springs from principled and spiritual grounding gets us through setbacks and compels us from a place of possibility and creativity. It is a stance of commitment to justice and integrity of all life over the long haul. This theological or principled grounding calls us to evaluate our work and take next steps with more wisdom and impact.