We the Care of Creation Sunday Group of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church stand in solidarity with all 195 nations that signed the Paris Climate Accord. Our faith traditions teach that care for Creation is our moral duty, and the stakes for our planet — and ourselves — have never been higher. By embracing restorative and regenerative actions, we can continue mitigating the impacts of climate disruption while also creating a more equitable and just world. We are compelled to call out President Trump for his lack of leadership in making his decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement. This immoral, short-sighted decision endangers all citizens on Earth and future generations. That said, we must all continue to find and implement solutions to address climate change by our actions in our communities, homes, and institutions.
-Care of Creation Group, Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
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Pullen Memorial Baptist Church has a long, exemplary record of action on social justice issues. Some of our members would like to strengthen our call to action on the care of Creation by organizing an environmental justice coalition within the church that will advocate for climate action and other needed protections from the faith perspective.
We believe scriptural arguments presented in tandem with those from a scientific perspective are essentially uncontestable. It is our view that the fate of this planet may rest in the hands of members of biblically inspired religious communities like Pullen.
The willful deniers of climate change in the energy sector, for example, are unlikely to challenge a teaching of Jesus or a verse in Deuteronomy. They can repeatedly question the science and the magnitude of human influence, but they are not likely to debate Scripture.
We believe the faith community can push companies and politicians to respond to the reality of climate change and acknowledge the imminent threats it poses to America and the world. The voice of the faith community would join the voices of many other groups that are making progress in persuading politicians and business leaders to press for action. Our problem is time: we need to greatly accelerate the pace at which progress is being made, or face destructive, irreversible changes to our world.
Do you feel called to join us? Is environmental protection something you are passionate about? Come to an initial exploratory meeting where we ask the question; “How can we, as a congregation, be a force for environmental justice and preservation, to elevate the climate change issue within the congregation, and persuade legislators to tackle ameliorating measures.”
We believe a group of people with a set intention can create viable actions that produce change!
Please email Karen Delahunty at: Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include a list of the best days/times for you to meet….
The Farm Labor Organizing Committee is holding worker meetings, but since none of the farm workers have cars, worker participation is completely dependent on transportation by volunteers.
Driving Workers to their Meetings
FLOC’s farm worker members in the three regions of NC (Eastern, Piedmont and Western) need rides to their scheduled regional meetings (see dates below) in July and August. By driving 1-4 farm workers to a meeting, you can make a huge difference in the success of the organization these farm workers are building. At each FLOC regional meeting attendance may be 40 – 60 workers …..so we need 15 – 20 volunteers for each meeting.Triangle Friends of Farmworkers (TFF) and the National Farm Worker Ministry (NFWM) have collaborated in past years in recruiting and coordinating rides for farm workers — this year we need more volunteer drivers.
You do not need to speak Spanish. Before your return trip, you and FLOC farm worker members and staff will have a chance to eat a meal together.
July 2nd FLOC Regional membership mtg (Eastern – Dudley, NC, at FLOC’s union hall)
July 30th FLOC Regional membership mtg (Piedmont – Town and meeting venue TBD)
August 20th FLOC Regional membership mtg (Western — Town and meeting venue TBD)
Sept 7th Farmworker delegates to FLOC convention driven to rendezvous points (TBD) to board buses
Sept 10th Farmworker delegates returning from Toledo to be picked up and taken to labor camps
How to Volunteer
(1) To volunteer for a specific date(s), just let us know (email Dave Austin at email@example.com ) and we’ll put you on our list and send you updates on schedules as soon as we get them;
(2) If you would like to volunteer, but can’t commit to any specific dates yet, let us know (Dave Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll put you on our potential drivers list and send you updates and reminders as we receive them.
(3) If you have any questions, please email and we’ll do our best to answer them or get an answer for you.