Green The Church on Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter
The world is reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of a highly destabilized economy. All of this has challenged us in new and visceral ways. What is especially poignant is the reality that Black people have disproportionately experienced the distress and trauma of this disease, not to mention the economic challenges, compounded by the social injustice so dramatically and painfully exposed in recent weeks to a world-wide audience. Just as these disparities negatively impact Black lives so does environmental injustice impact the health and well-being of Blacks in this country. Black lives matter, which is why Green The Church is committed to amplifying green theology, promoting sustainable practices and building power for change. Change is on the horizon and Green The Church is at the forefront of the movement for environmental and economic resilience for Black lives.
Standing at the Intersection of the Black Church and the Environmental Movement
Our Vision: To be the largest repository and catalyst for environmental and sustainability practices for the Black Church worldwide
Our Mission: To fully certify 200 Black Congregations as Green The Church affiliates by 2020
Amplifying Green Theology
Green The Church emphasizes the message that Christians have a duty to protect God’s creation. We work with church leaders to develop and share resources for theological environmental teachings. We also work to lift up the many voices of church members across the country who are already doing powerful work to care for our Earth and increase prosperity in our communities.
Promoting Sustainable Practices
Green The Church works with church leadership to make church buildings and operations more sustainable. From energy audits to healthy food programs, we work with congregants and leaders to literally green the church from the bottom up. These measures are good for the environment, good for the bottom line, and good for the health and well-being of church members.
Building Power for Change
Our ability to create health and prosperity at the community level is tied to state, local, and federal policy decisions. Green The Church supports member churches in identifying how they can flex their shared political and people power to transform how our government acts on climate change, supports the green economy, and invests in resilient communities.
Join Us In This Work!
We invite you to get involved in this environmental movement as we collectively wake up the ‘sleeping giant’ that is the Black church.