Bringing Up Climate Change in Congregations
Iowa IPL believes that it is important for congregations to provide education on climate change, its impacts, and its solutions. Every major faith tradition has something to say about caring for Earth, and caring for our neighbors.
There are many reasons to bring up climate change in our congregations. Climate change affects all of us, thus it will require response by faith communities as well as by faithful individuals. The love that is at the heart of our faith compels us to help the poor and vulnerable who disproportionately bear the impacts of climate change. This compassion leads us to be concerned about our children, grandchildren, and all future generations who will have to grapple with the rapidly warming world we have left them. The challenges we face are daunting, but as people of faith we live with hope. We need the support of each other to keep hope alive and to find the courage to live out our faith together.
Iowa IPL has information on how to get your congregation involved, including ideas for starter projects. You can download a flyer here to get started.