October CCS Friday – Diakonia During Climate Change
On Friday, October 27, 2023 we hosted an online discussion of climate change and how to respond as faith-filled individuals and as ministers. This past summer has delivered unprecedented and extreme weather phenomena to many parts of Canada and around the world. What are the implications of climate change to your community and context? Who are we within the community of creation, and what is our responsibility to all life on Earth? What does climate change mean for the collective ministry of diakonia?
Our special guests were Eric Tusz-King and Katrina Martich. Eric is a “mostly-retired” Diaconal Minister in the United Church, with experience in housing and energy issues, who has served on the UCC’s Climate Advisory Committee and is still on the Climate Advisory Committee for the town of Tantramar, NB, where he currently lives. Katrina is a deaconess and environmental engineer who is a member of the Lutheran Diaconal Association. She is a writer, speaker, preacher, teacher, and advocate for a better way of living together within the community of creation. She recently moved to Spokane, Washington.
These are some background documents and resources from this session:
- Impacts of Climate Change on Communities
- Some Questions for discussion
- Resource List on Climate Change
Online conversations to help us all respond faithfully to emerging issues in local contexts. These workshops are open to anyone who might be interested. Each session will be on a Friday from 12:00 to 1:00 (Winnipeg time) and in the form of a Zoom workshop. There will be a presentation that will be recorded for future viewing, plus opportunities to engage with the ideas in small groups.