United Methodist Creation Justice Summit

The 2020 Creation Justice Summit is now over! We are excited that over 180 people from over 30 states and several international countries registered and most joined us over the two days. Videos, links and resources from the Summit are now available HERE.

Friday, Oct 16 (7:30-9:45 pm ET) & Saturday, Oct 17 (12-2:30 pm ET)

High Praise for the Summit

“I attended the Creation Care Summit and Just Energy for All Training (United Methodist Women) in 2019 for the first time.  It was absolutely amazing from the perspective of someone who had never attended to see so many people dedicated to their work on behalf of the United Methodist Creation Justice Movement; also other organizations in the effort to sustain our world!  In under a year I made a request to our local church council that we begin a Creation Care Ministry –  approved as of 1/1/20; became a United Methodist Earthkeeper, 2/20 (Western North Carolina Annual Conference), and our Creation Care Ministry established the Saint Matthews UMC Community Garden, 6/20.  It fills my heart with love to witness all of the things that God can do in Jesus Christ!  Please join us for the 2020 Creation Care Summit!”

–Karlah Burton, NC EarthKeeper, St. Matthews UMC (See this Blog Post for more about Karlah’s story)

Help us make sure your Annual Conference is represented at the Summit!

Since the Creation Justice Summit is online this year and travel isn’t necessary, it is our hope that this event will be accessible for people from across the country and that we will have representatives from every US annual conference and beyond. Please help us make sure your Annual Conference is represented!

  • Register yourself HERE.
  • Share this bulletin announcement with your local church and/or post this flyer
  • Share this Facebook Event in your social media networks
  • Share this information with your Annual Conference Communications staff to include in upcoming communications. (A media alert is linked here and below)
  • Share this information with people in your annual conference who have a passion for creation justice and encourage them to register.

More information about our Keynote Speakers

Bee Moorhead, Keynote speaker
Bee Moorhead

Bee Moorhead has been Executive Director of Texas Impact and its sister organization, the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy, since 2000.

Under Bee’s leadership, Texas Impact and the Texas Interfaith Center are among the most respected interfaith networks in the country. Texas Impact regularly mobilizes tens of thousands of Texans from across a spectrum of faith traditions to advocate for policies that support vulnerable people, local communities, and a livable planet. The Texas Interfaith Center produces timely policy research and analysis, and delivers innovative policy and advocacy education through publications, events, and extensive online multimedia offerings.

Bee’s policy expertise includes a wide range of issues including health and human services, climate, migration, public budgets, and civic engagement. She has served on numerous state agency working groups and task forces on topics ranging from nursing homes to hurricane response. She is a credentialed observer to the United Nations climate policy negotiations process; in that capacity, she has attended the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s annual Conference of the Parties every year since 2015. She is a registered lobbyist with the State of Texas. Her government experience includes 8 years as a senior fiscal policy analyst for the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Bee holds a Bachelor of Arts in Costume Design from the University of Texas in Austin, and a Master of Public Affairs from the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. She has completed coursework at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and is a trained Mentor for former Vice-President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project.

Since 2012, Bee has been an adjunct faculty member at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary where she co-leads a senior-level course in Faith and Public Policy. She also has taught a version of this curriculum as a required government course for undergraduates. Through her leadership, Texas Impact partners with seminaries and universities throughout Texas to offer internships and other learning opportunities to Texas higher education students. She is a sought-after lecturer and presenter at conferences, religious gatherings, and in a variety of educational settings. Her writing has appeared in major Texas newspapers and denominational publications. Bee is featured on the Conservation History Association of Texas’ Texas Legacy Project, a website highlighting the state’s environmental leaders.

An ordained ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Bee currently serves on the Session of University Presbyterian Church in Austin, where she has been a member since 1983. She is a leader in her neighborhood association and serves as a poll worker for Travis County. Bee is married to Robert Moorhead, a longtime staff member of Austin City Limits, the longest-running music program in television history. The Moorheads have three grown children and one grandchild.

Reverend Michael Malcom

The Reverend Michael Malcom is the Executive Director of Alabama Interfaith Power and Light and a licensed and ordained United Church of Christ Minister. Rev Malcom is the former Senior Pastor of Rush Memorial Congregational UCC in Atlanta, GA. He is also the Founder of Martha’s Corner, Inc. and The People’s Justice Council which are 501(c)3 non-profits and the Environmental Justice Representative for the Southeast Conference of the United Church of Christ. He is currently the co-chair of the Building Power from the Grassroots Task Force with Climate Action Network International, and the co-chair of the Environmental Justice working group for the Southeast Climate and Energy Network.

Rev Malcom’s academic journey began at Beulah Heights University where he graduated May 2008 with an undergraduate in Biblical Education and Leadership. He was accepted to and began attending The Interdenominational Theological Center where he earned a Master of Divinity Degree in 2011. Due to his understanding of the role of a pastor he completed five units of Clinical Pastoral Education at The Atlanta VA Medical Center and AnMed Health Hospital in Anderson, SC. In May of 2016 Rev Malcom graduated from Terry School of Business MBA program at the University of Georgia. In October of 2017 he completed a post master’s human resource management course at Cornell University. In 2019 he completed the Convergence Leader Project with the Center for Progressive Renewal and the Just Energy Academy with Partnership for Southern Equity.

He considers himself an impassioned environmental justice advocate, fighting against environmental racism and injustice. He heard, believed, and evangelized the message of environmental justice. He does this through education and advocacy from a faith based perspective. He sees environmental justice as the moral obligation to love your neighbor; the solution to the climate crisis; and, power must be built from the grassroots up.