United Methodist Environmental Justice Training Coming to Austin Sept 26-29, 2019
The General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church is hosting an EarthKeepers training at First United Methodist Church in Austin, TX September 26-29, 2019. Global Ministries EarthKeepers equips United Methodists to develop environmental initiatives in their churches and communities, and connects them with a broader community of United Methodists who are actively engaged in creation care. Training topics will include eco-theology, anti-racism, strategies for social change, and United Methodist resources. We’ll also explore the intersection of climate change and migration with leaders from San Antonio Justice for Our Neighbors and Texas Impact.
During the training, participants will develop a plan to implement a project in their churches and/or communities. After the training, participants will have the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $10,000 to support their projects.
Training, food and lodging expenses during the event are paid for by Global Ministries. Participants are responsible for their own travel, parking and incidental expenses. Local participants may sleep at home.
Global Ministries EarthKeepers come from annual conferences around the United States and range in age from 13-99. Participants ages 13-18 may attend with a participating parent or guardian.
More information and application are at: www.umcmission.org/EarthKeepers