A Uniting Climate Action Network (UCAN) will launch later in June, as part of the Synod Climate Action Strategy.
The network will support members of the Uniting Church community who believe care for creation and action on global warming are important aspects of Christian faith and discipleship and want to act on that conviction.
Where has this idea come from?
In 2019 the meeting of the NSW and ACT Synod initiated the Synod Climate Action Strategy. As a church we agreed to:
Through the work of five task groups we have achieved a lot in 18 months. Now we want to build on that good start by going wider and deeper.
In March this year we held a Synod Climate Action Strategy planning conference. The aim was to consider priorities for the next phase of our strategy- especially considering this is a big year for climate policy, nationally and internationally. We also wanted to consider what we as the Uniting Church can best contribute in meeting the challenge of global warming. More than 90 people gathered (despite widespread flooding) to consider those questions. Two key action areas arising from the conference were:
The conference agreed one important way we can put these action areas into practice, was by linking and supporting all those people in congregations already taking action and those others keen to do so.
That’s what the Uniting Climate Action Network is about! All interested members of the Uniting Church community are invited to the online launch on the evening of Thursday, 24 June.
Come and hear:
The Moderator, Rev Simon Hansford, will join us to affirm the importance of this work for the life of our church and our world.
When: Thursday 24 June
Time: 6.00 pm- 7.15 pm
The meeting will be via Zoom. You register for the UCAN launch here .
In the meantime, if you have any questions or would like more information please contact Jon O’Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0477 725 528.