“For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God…” (Romans 8:19)
God’s handiwork ties us together with all of creation, from the abundant blessings we enjoy to the many ways we depend on the health of the land and water. As our climate continues to change, more frequent and more severe droughts, flooding, and changing growing seasons all remind us of this relationship and the threat that a changing climate poses for communities around the world. This threat is expected to drive nearly 100 million more people into poverty this decade alone.
The North/West Lower Michigan Synod’s Hunger Team and Environmental Stewardship Task Force will be joined by Ryan Cumming, Ph.D., Program Director for Hunger Education with ELCA World Hunger for a conversation about climate change, poverty, hunger — and the many ways God is at work in the United States and around the world. This webinar will be held Thursday, June 24 at 6:30pm.
Together, we will learn more about the climate’s impact on hunger and poverty; hear stories of ministries accompanying farmers, migrants, and others impacted by climate events; and share ways the church can work together for a just world —including climate justice — where all are fed.
Registration information will be coming soon. For more information about this event, contact Erick Johnson, Hunger Team Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.