AME Church Calls All Congregants into Climate Justice
The African Methodist Episcopal Church stands together with other leaders of faith who are calling for urgent action on climate change on behalf of the world’s poor and God’s creation. Climate change exacerbates injustice, with the most vulnerable among us impacted first and worst, which fuels greater racial, economic, gender, food, and environmental inequities. AMEs are called to work toward climate justice as we walk in our faith.
Jesus commands us to “love one another” (John 13:34), and God has given us the responsibility to care for God’s good creation (Gen 1:28, Gen 2:15). The burning of fossil fuels is polluting our airs and waters, warming the planet and putting our seasons out of balance — with low-income and rural communities, communities of color, the children, elderly, and our faithful in the Caribbean and Africa bearing the greatest burden.
AME Bishops are Committed to Climate Justice
AME bishops offer testimony on how the AME church is working for climate justice and solutions, and how all AMEs can help to be part of the solution.
Train to be an AME Climate Ambassador
Strengthen your knowledge about climate change, working toward climate justice, and how to speak with and influence others with confidence and success. This four-hour training, which you can do online and on your own time, is offered to you from AME in partnership with Blessed Tomorrow. The training is FREE, delivered through an online Learning Management System, and comes with resources and the opportunity (within certain districts) to receive financial incentives for speaking about, taking action on, or advocating for climate solutions locally, regionally, or nationally.
- Find Out More
- Start the Training Now (Use Code: AMEBTAmbassador22)
- Request an Ambassador to Speak with Your Congregation
Practical Guidance for Churches and Congregations
Climate Action Sheets — What to Know & What to Do
Become an AME Climate Justice Congregation
Download this Guide
Step 2: If you feature climate change on your church website and link back to this AME climate page, you may be eligible to receive a grant from AME partner Blessed Tomorrow. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 3: Join like-minded congregational leaders in the Blessed Tomorrow Leadership Circle. Participate in an online community of sharing and collaboration called Mobilize, offered through AME partner Blessed Tomorrow. Get access to additional tools and resources, connect with leaders in faith, health, and local communities, and be first to learn about opportunities for climate action. For more information and to request to join email email@example.com
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Ms. Robin Porter Smith, Climate Justice Coordinator