Webinar to launch Decade for Climate Justice

The World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) is launching its Decade for Climate Justice on Monday, 5 June, with a webinar at 13:00 (CEST) focused on “Learning from the Earth: Witnessing to Climate Justice.”

“We believe that this decade to combat climate change will motivate religious communities and other people of good faith to act together to preserve life and uphold life over profit,” said Philip Vinod Peacock, executive for justice and witness.

The theme, based on Job 12:7-10, will guide the WCRC’s work over the next decade, and will be discussed by a panel moderated by Hefin Jones, senior lecturer and director of undergraduate education at the University of Cardiff (United Kingdom).

The panelists will be:

  • Sweety Chukka, assistant professor of Hebrew Bible, Wartburg Seminary (USA/India)
  • Jessica Bwali, award-winning journalist, climate activist, and Tearfund Global Campaigns associate (Zambia)
  • Eve Rebecca Parker, professor of fheology, University of Manchester (United Kingdom)
  • Jessica Hetherington, eco-theologian, pastor, speaker, teacher (Canada)

The WCRC’s Decade for Climate Justice will see the Communion increase awareness of the necessity of action on climate justice, promote blue/green churches among WCRC members, drive the ecumenical movement to note the interconnections between ecology and economy, promote solidarity with vulnerable communities that are adversely impacted by climate injustice, and emphasize a spiritual and practical awareness of living simply and in voluntary poverty that are grounded in the ideas of degrowth.

The launch will be posted to the WCRC YouTube Channel at a later date.

‘But ask the animals, and they will teach you;
the birds of the air, and they will tell you;
ask the plants of the earth, and they will teach you;
and the fish of the sea will declare to you.
Who among all these does not know
that the hand of the Lord has done this?
In his hand is the life of every living thing
and the breath of every human being.

—Job 12:7-10 (NRSV)

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