A Call for a Thousand Sermons in Solidary with the Youth Awakening the Nation to Climate Change
In 2015, 21 youth took our federal government to court over its "role in causing climate change and violating their rights to life, liberty, and property, while also failing to protect essential public resources." This landmark case, Juliana v. US, continues to unfold. On December 11, 2017, a three-judge panel heard oral arguments by the youth plaintiffs and by Eric Grant, representing the Trump administration, who argued that the case should be dismissed. The youth and their attorneys are now awaiting the panel decision. You can find more details about the case here.
This February 28, join a webinar featuring Kiran and Rev. Melanie Oommen. Kiran is one of 21 youth plaintiffs in the lawsuit. and Melanie is his mother and a pastor at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Eugene, Oregon. They will share about their experiences with the case and the insights they have gained. The call will be co-hosted by Shantha Ready Alonso from Creation Justice Ministries and the Rev. Dr. Brooks Berndt from the United Church of Christ. A brief legal update will be given by Coreal Riday-White of Our Children's Trust.Register now to join this live event!
The Justice for #EachGeneration campaign is calling for more than a thousand sermons as an act of solidarity, and to help grow support. Youth are especially encouraged to preach. You can pledge to deliver a sermon during the coming months in your community of faith. Youth are especially encouraged to join this effort and raise their powerful voices! Click here for more information and to pledge to deliver a sermon.