Conference on Congregations’ Climate ‘Resilience’ Turns to Speaking Up for Climate Justice

By Cynthia B. Astle
United Methodist Insight
July 19, 2023

The familiar adage that “everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it” got a new interpretation recently for faith-based climate activists: It's time to turn our conversations about this summer's extreme weather into action to save ourselves and Planet Earth from death.

That re-interpretation – and its urgency – came from two keynote speakers July 15-16 at a conference “Resilience for Congregations,” held at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church and co-sponsored by Texas Interfaith Power & Light and the City of Dallas Office of Environmental Quality and Sustainability. The conference included five workshops on urban agriculture, environmental justice, water, climate migration and energy.

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