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Green The Church DMV





This is the official page of the Green the Church DMV affiliate chapter. We welcome anyone from our area to join in our mission to build power for change.  


About us

Who we are.

Our Mission

The Green The Church DMV, in collaboration with Black
Churches in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia will help to foster engagement in climate, environmental and energy justice work.

Our Impact

What we do.


Resourcing The Black Church

Visit our YouTube page to view previous sessions of Green Fellowship Hour, virtual discussions with leaders of the environmental justice movement and what they're doing to make this world cleaner.


Building Power By Partnering with Black Churches

We prioritize working with Black churches by empowering congregations with ministry resources and by hosting workshops to educate their communities on the importance of various environmental issues.


Speaking Out Through Legislative Advocacy

We generate people power by encouraging Black clergy and congregants to act on climate change, advocating for environmental justice locally, nationally and on Capitol Hill, engaging with law makers and government agency leaders.   

Past Events

DMV Free Webinar

Ways Houses of Worship are Embracing Solar Power for Energy Needs

 Join Robin Lewis the regional leader of the Green The Church's Regional Committee for a free webinar.
This webinar is the first in a mini-series on Solar Energy Use & Supporting Vulnerable Communities, as part of the EJ Webinar Series for Houses of Worship and Communities. This webinar will share how Houses of Worship have used historical approaches to develop and use solar energy, create community resiliency hubs, establish viable solar power, and use financial and technical assistance in a creative way.
Watch The Recording

Black Faith Leaders Breakfast

Held on Sepetmeber 15th at the University of Maryland, College Park. Faith leaders from across the DMV area gathered to discuss climate justice, environmental racism, and food sovereignty. Our speak the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown of The Black Church Security Network discussed the role the church can have in sustaining our communities. Watch the program: 


Our steering committee is comprised of faith leaders from all over the DMV area.

For inquiries on joining the steering committee, email [email protected]

Robin Lewis

Robin is Director for Climate Equity at Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA).

Rev. Dr. Kip Banks Sr. 

Rev. Dr. Kip Banks Sr. serves as pastor of East Washington Heights Baptist Church in Washington D.C.

Rev. Thomas Brackeen

Rev. Thomas Brackeen Jr. serves as the Minister to Youth and Families at the historic Metropolitan AME Church in Washington D.C. 

Rev. Dr. Perzavia Praylow

Dr. Praylow is Director of Contextual Theology at Howard University School of Divinity and is Interim Pastor at Plymouth United Church of Christ in Washington, D.C.

Rev. Dr. Mark Whitlock

Dr. Whitlock is senior pastor at Reid Temple AME Church in Glenn Dale, MD.

Rev. Laura Kigweba James

Rev. James is Director of Grassroots Organizing the General Board of Church and Society with the United Methodist Church.

Rev. Dr. Paula Hall 

Rev. Hall is co-pastor elect at Beloved Community Church UCC in Prince George's County, MD.

Rev. Hazel M. Cherry

Rev. Hazel M. Cherry is a multi-platform storyteller, and Director of Marketing with Green The Church. She serves as associate minister with The Church Without Walls in Mt. Rainier, MD.

Father Randy Callender

Fr. Randy Callender serves as rector at St. Phillips Episcopal Church in Annapolis, MD.

 Min. Joyce Woodson

Min. Joyce Woodson co-leads the environmental justice arm of the social justice ministry at Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA.

We are building power for change.

Our Green The Church movement needs you. Join us in protecting God's creation, promoting sustainable practices, and increasing the wellbeing of our communities.

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