Growing a Creation Justice Movement in the UMC

 

The Creation Justice Movement is emerging at this kairos moment to connect and support groups within the United Methodist Church and beyond for the work of creation care, justice and regeneration.

 

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Change begins when people unite.

Justice is realized when people act.

The United Methodist Church possesses a rich tradition of statements, writings, and resolutions affirming the vocation of all Christians to live in healthy, charitable, and just relationship with the whole of creation. Increasing numbers of United Methodists are responding to this call by taking action for ecological healing and environmental justice within local churches and communities, through our connectional system, and in partnership with ecumenical, interfaith, and public environmental movements.

At the same time, in an age of widespread social and environmental degradation threatening human and planetary wellbeing, many United Methodists are asking with renewed urgency what more we are called to do in faithfulness to God to care for creation and do justice with our neighbors. The interconnected crises of rising CO2 emissions, climate chaos, biodiversity collapse, land, water, and air pollution, and multiple forms of social inequity, including especially systemic racism, economic injustice, and intergenerational violence, require widespread change at every level of personal, social, cultural, economic, and political life today. The United Methodist Creation Justice Movement has emerged in this kairos time of urgency, crisis, and opportunity to join our many faithful responses together through the power of collective, connectional action.

This website hub has been created to build connections within and partnerships outside the United Methodist Church, to facilitate communication for the sharing of best practices and resources, to increase power through collaborative action, and ultimately to grow the number and impact of Christians engaged in ministries of creation care, renewal, and justice.

Creation Justice Tips

A simple, free monthly resource for churches

Build a movement of people in your congregation who are taking simple actions to care for creation.

Creation Justice Summit

Oct. 16-17, 2020 | Virtual Event

Join virtually with others from around the country who are seeking insight and energy to heal our shared environmental problems.

Resources and Articles

Contributions from Like-minded People

Tools, resources, and opportunities for people engaged in creation justice at home, church, and beyond.

I hope that creation care will be embraced as part of our churches’ evangelism efforts. Creation care is good news for people and good news for all life on the planet. A sustainable revival of churches is dependent on creation care.

 

Rev. Dr. Mark Y. A. Davies (source)

Creation Justice: What Is It?

Video: Correlation Between Environmental Racism and Gentrification in Urban Areas. Featuring Rev. Tyler Sit, church planter in Minnesota Conference and an Earthkeeper.

Video: Climate Justice, featuring Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist and professor of political science at Texas Tech University. From the United Methodist Women’s Assembly 2018

Latest from the Blog

Our blog combines monthly entries from our Creation Justice Tips along with articles and videos about creation justice from various sources. If you’d like to contribute something, contact us for more details.

October, 2020 Creation Justice Tips

October, 2020 Creation Justice Tips

Introduction Cradle a new baby, and you are immersed in awe and wonder. You hold the future in your hands! What will you do to make the world better for the sake of this child—and all children? Resolve to work for justice for all of creation! Through these brief Tips,...

CreatureKind

CreatureKind

by Beth Quick This year I have a fellowship working with a great organization called CreatureKind. (www.becreaturekind.org) CreatureKind’s mission is “to encourage Christians to recognize faith-based reasons for caring about the wellbeing of fellow animal creatures...

Seven Ways to Embrace the Season of Creation this Fall

Seven Ways to Embrace the Season of Creation this Fall

By Cara Fleischer, FLUMC Creation Care Task Team Chair Originally published here Around the world, United Methodists and other Christian denominations are celebrating the Season of Creation from September 1 through St. Francis Day on October 4. The theme for 2020 is...