The State Advocacy Team has scheduled its next webinar titled “Faithful Advocacy – Taking Action” for Thursday, January 14 at 7:30 pm EST | 6:30 pm CST.  

Though presented by the State Advocacy Team, this webinar will provide a foundation for taking action at all levels of government.  It is part of an ongoing series that will focus on faithful advocacy during the time of COVID, with an eye toward the intersections of climate justice and racial justice. We will be emphasizing the importance of telling your story and building a network of grassroots advocates in every state.

The Jan. 14th webinar will start with John Hill and Laura James from the Board of Church Society sharing thoughts on how our United Methodist Social Principles can serve as the framework for determining what we advocate for. Two experienced grassroots advocates for climate justice, Christina Krost and Mel Caraway, will then share strategies for effective online meetings with policy makers in the midst of the pandemic. 

Webinar participants will then be given an opportunity to practice sharing your own stories of how your faith and life experience motivate you to act for climate justice.  The webinar will close with a challenge to participants to find ways to connect with policy makers during the following weeks and an invitation to share your experiences in a follow up webinar.

The next webinar in the series will take place in February (details out soon) and will focus on Federal action related to climate change with an emphasis on policies that would result in steep reduction in greenhouse gases and those that address issues of climate justice.

We look forward to being with you online!

You can register for the January 14th webinar HERE.

Resources Mentioned in the Webinar

Here is the link to the 2021 State Advocacy Days List .

Here is the link to the May 2020 Climate Justice Advocacy in the Time of Coronavirus Webinar