December CCS Friday – Youth, Climate Action, and Mental Health
On Friday, Dec 8 we hosted an online discussion on youth, climate anxiety, action, and the church. Our special guest was Amy Crawford, team leader for Faith Formation and Mission with the General Council of the United Church of Canada, who coordinated last summer’s Climate Motivators program for UCC youth.
Fifteen youth from across the church participated in the United Church of Canada’s first ever Climate Motivators program. Each student was sponsored by, and in partnership with, a local community of faith where they worked together on local climate justice or environmental needs. The motivators connected online and in-person to learn how to be leaders, worship, be in nature, act for change, and influence church policy, and spent time with the UCC Moderator, Carmen Lansdowne.
Amy Crawford has just returned from a short sabbatical where she was reviewing and evaluating what happened to the youth and the people they interacted with. She will share some of her insights and might even bring a Climate Motivator to share leadership!
Online conversations to help us 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 CT 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.