Faith Climate Action Week is Interfaith Power & Light’s premier week of climate action: sermons, worship services, educational events, and hands-on-action to show that people of faith are leading the way to heal our climate. It is a 10-day period of activities in celebration around Earth Day. Through the actions of people like you, Faith Climate Action Week has reached close to 2-million people with more than 5,000 climate and Earth stewardship sermons and talks nationwide.
Organize your congregation to take part in Faith Climate Action Week in these easy steps.
All major faith traditions call on their believers to be good stewards of Creation, and to care for their neighbors — especially those in our community most impacted by environmental injustice. IPL offers you all you need to highlight this calling. Use IPL resources to celebrate Faith Climate Action Week around Earth Day each year, and you can also use IPL resources to activate your congregation year-round to care for the Earth.
Plan a sermon or a talk and a worship service
Preach and teach about the urgent need to protect our children’s future and our common home from the impacts of climate change. We offer sample sermons in print and video, music, prayers and blessings, youth and children’s resources, and even theatrical productions! Also advice on preaching on climate.
Order the Faith Climate Action Week Organizer’s Kit
Use this kit to find ideas for action with tips and how-to advice to conduct a successful week. Printed kits are available for sale in January, and downloadable kits are available in March. These kits are “evergreen” and can be used any time of the year.
Host a Movie Screening
Hosting a movie screening is a great way to spark discussion and inspire your congregation to take action as part of your Faith Climate Action Week activities.
Movie screening kits include a discussion guide with faith-based questions and sample promotional language and images to engage your congregation. Films are offered as a dvd with free screening rights, or online viewing options. IPL often hosts a webinar conversation with the film team of the featured film.
Join the National Climate Prayer for Earth Day
Across the nation, people of all faiths will join their voices together to pray for action on climate change on Earth Day at 12noon local. Join us, and invite all of your congregants to join us also!
Add Your Event to the National Map
List your event on the national map to invite others to attend! List your public online or in-person (COVID-safe) events such as webinars, movie screenings, volunteer days, action days, lectures, online worship services, or other activities around the Faith Climate Action Week or Earth Month.
Each year congregations and individuals are invited to take an advocacy action as part of Faith Climate Action Week activities. Postcards to Senators urging them to make decisions to care for our climate are included with the kit. And the opportunity to sign an online petition will also be available. Click ADVOCATE to sign.
Interfaith Power & Light National Program Advisory Council
The goal of this Council is to advise on IPL National programs including Faith Climate Action Week, to ensure these programs remain relevant and engaging. And to ensure that IPL programs align with our Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion goals. See IPL’s JEDI statement here. The Council members represent IPL affiliate organizations.
This year’s Council members are
Shweta Arya, Executive Director, Delaware IPL
Kidest Gebre, Communications Outreach and Education Director, Virginia IPL
Analyah Schlaeger dos Santos, Youth Program Coordinator, Minnesota IPL
Ashaki Scott, Office Manager and Program Assistant, IPL National