Here’s another Earth Day opportunity:
InterFaith Power and Light is offering a free kit of materials for congregations to use in celebrating Earth Day. Some of these materials will be North America specific, but others might find useful ideas here*.
Faith Climate Action Week is Interfaith Power & Light’s annual program of climate-themed worship services and sermons that spans ten days of activities around Earth Day. This year’s dates are April 16-25. Join the community of people of faith preaching, teaching, and acting to heal the climate in 2021!
Congregations across the nation are using these kits to plan their Earth Month activities.
The theme of this year’s Faith Climate Action Week is “Sacred Ground: Cultivating Connections Between our Faith, our Food, and the Climate.” We will examine how our food systems contribute to injustice and to climate change, and how our faith traditions call us to respond with practical solutions.
The kit includes a Sacred Ground Guide, with information on how the ways in which we grow our food can be part of the climate solution and also bring about a more just community. In the kit there are faith-based discussion materials; suggested short films; a Garden Blessing ceremony; and suggestions and resources for how to get engaged in supporting food justice and healthy soil. Also included are an updated Climate Change Fact Sheet and advocacy postcards addressed to the Secretary of Agriculture. Consider printing and slipping them into your congregation’s mailings.
Faith Climate Action Week 2021 offerings on our website also include sample sermons and talks, and resources for worship services.
Pin your Covid-safe in-person and online Faith Climate Action Week events on the IPL map to show the world that people of faith are leading the climate movement!
*LWCCN and The Pollinator provide links to materials like this without necessarily endorsing the content therein. Readers should review any material for appropriateness for their local situation.