The Global Climate Strike (9/20 thru 27) was an opportunity for many people of faith to lift up their voices as witnesses to the critical moral issue of our time and accompany a generation of youth who are calling for the end of “business as usual”. What does that look like? What are all the various expressions of this witness and action? Below are some illustrations and examples – send us what your congregation/circle is doing.
Check out Kim Acker, member at University Lutheran, Palo Alto explaining her reason for taking to the street – Watch clip here prior to their arrest as a result of civil disobedience.
Check out some scenes from Lutherans on the streets:
- Synods and congregations can call for prayers and join others in the streets. For instance: Metro New York Synod and South Central Synod of Wisconsin
- Consider starting a team for an upcoming ecoChallenge (and find another team to compete with!)
- For those of us who are older and want to respectably accompany youth-led initiatives: Download an Adult Ally Toolkit (click here).
- Ever wonder if these things ever make a difference? Interesting article on the impact of non-violent activism: The 3.5% Rule