Annual Conference ConnectionsAnnual Conferences are a foundational part of the structure of the United Methodist Church. These connectional bodies can also be places where we take creation justice action together. Below is an incomplete list of Annual Conference Creation Justice related teams.
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Annual Conference Resources
The UM Creation Justice Movement has formed an Annual Conference Organizing Team to help foster initiatives at the Conference level. Below you’ll find resources that are emerging from the UM Creation Justice Movement that we hope will support you in joining, supporting or starting efforts in your home conference.
UMC Annual Conference Organizing Workshops
The UM Creation Justice Movement offered this series of seven online workshops focused on building and strengthening Conference-level Creation Care ministries and teams in 2021-2022.
Creation Justice Conference Resolution Collection
Here are examples of Creation Justice-centered Annual Conference resolutions for ideas and inspiration.
These are several models for possible resolutions that are offered by the United Methodist Creation Justice Movement for you to use to start the conversation.
Annual Conference Stories
Here you will find stories from Conferences highlighting successes, obstacles, ideas, and plans. Look here for inspiration and advice for your conference’s initiatives.
California-Nevada Climate Justice Ministries Task Force: Connecting, Educating, Advocating, and Acting
Header Image: Cal-Nevada Clergy and Laity at a Banking on Our Future Action By Sharon Degado and Joan Pell The Cal-Nevada Climate Justice Ministries Task Force, established by the 2022 Annual Conference Session as an ongoing subcommittee of the Advocacy and Justice...
By Abel Vega Observed since 1970, Earth Day (April 22) initially drew attention to the increasing amounts of air pollution in the U.S. from leaded-gas for automobiles. In 1990 Earth Day burst into the global arena, which propelled the convening of the United Nations...
By Cathy Velasquez Eberhart The Hopeful EarthKeepers team of the Minnesota Annual Conference has undertaken a transformational journey towards land acknowledgement over the past several years. “A Land Acknowledgement is a formal statement that recognizes and respects...
Interested in starting a Creation Justice team in your annual conference? Have one already but could use some inspiration? We’ve posed questions to several Creation Justice leaders across the connection and captured their answers and this growing Q&A document. Share your own Annual Conference Action stories here in this Discussion Forum.