Christian Responses to Climate Change: What do we know? What can we do?

July 24, 2013

California-Nevada clergywoman the Rev. Sharon Delgado is currently scheduling presentations on "Christian Responses to Climate Change."  She offers a personalized PowerPoint presentation that includes:

* Basic facts about the earth's changing climate

* Areas of controversy and consensus about climate change

* Effective action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stabilize climate

* Ways Christians can faithfully respond to the challenge of climate change

In 2012 the Advocacy and Justice Committee of the California-Nevada Annual Conference awarded  a $1000 Peace With Justice Grant to Earth Justice Ministries for the purpose of training Rev. Delgado as a presenter with the Climate Reality Project and facilitating climate change presentations in local churches. 

Rev. Delgado has been speaking and writing about climate change for 25 years.   In the 1990s she developed worship materials on the topic for the General Board of Church and Society and for the National Council of Churches.  As a trained presenter with the Climate Reality Project, she has incorporated many of their slides into her personalized presentation. Climate Reality presentations educate people about climate change, and build local networks of climate activists who work in their own communities and countries demanding solutions."

Although retired, Rev. Delgado continues on as Executive Director of Earth Justice Ministries.  She speaks before spiritual communities and secular audiences on issues related to climate change, economic and environmental justice, peacemaking, and corporate globalization.  She has had many articles published on these themes and is a frequent contributor to Response Magazine.  She is author of Shaking the Gates of Hell:  Faith-Led Resistance to Corporate Globalization (Fortress Press, 2007). 

To schedule Rev. Delgado for a presentation on climate change or another topic log on to http://sharondelgado.org/presentations/.   To find out more about the Climate Reality Project, log on to http://climaterealityproject.org.