Katie Isaac shared with us the Creation Care Action Plans she created as the Climate Futures Fellow with the Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions, a collaborative Mennonite initiative created to respond to the challenges of climate change. Katie spent the last year creating these plans for Anabaptist churches interested in introducing creation care practices to their congregations or taking their current practices to the next level.
In Katie’s work with the Center and Mennonite Creation Care Network, she found that integrating creation care into church ministries can be challenging. Many churches are interested in taking first steps or furthering their current creation care commitments, but they don’t know how.
Each plan is designed around information from her project’s surveys (60) and interviews (21) with pastors and lay leaders from Mennonite and Mennonite Brethren churches in the U.S. and Canada who are invested in this work. Through each of these four plans, she addresses the common challenges congregations face along their journey and resources for overcoming those barriers. To look further at the plans and the cumulative resource page, follow: https://www.sustainableclimatesolutions.org/creation-care-action-plans/.
Katie hopes these Creation Care Action Plans and resources will be instrumental in furthering creation care conversation and action in Anabaptist circles. As Christians, we have a moral obligation to take responsibility for our actions and learn how to be stewards of God’s good creation. Feel free to reach out with any questions to Daniel Bellerose at firstname.lastname@example.org, or our Communications Intern, Judith Marklin at email@example.com, or learn more about the project here.
Climate Futures Fellow
Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions
The Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions (CSCS) is a collaborative initiative of Eastern Mennonite University, Goshen College and Mennonite Central Committee to lead Anabaptist efforts to respond to the challenges of climate change.
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