Posted by: jblevins | November 17, 2009

Young Adults Build New Fire Movement – and learn about climate change

Friends, today I want to share with you an exciting movement stirring among young adults in the ecumenical movement. This year, before the General Assembly of the National Council of Churches and Church World Service, was the second New Fire Conference, which brought together 38 young adults from various communions, as well as parts of the country and world. For the purposes of this blog, it is important to note that one of the issues dealt with was a training on how to hold an ecumenical event on climate change locally – focusing on things like holding a postcard drive, or a candlelight vigil, or greening your congregation.

But more than that, this event was emblematic of a movement among young adults to do more to bring the church into better living relationship with each other, and to radiate that relationship to the rest of the world. I wrote the wrap up press release for the event (which you can read by clicking here), but be sure to also check out faithconnectsus.org, a website dedicated to young adult ecumenism – and see how you can get involved, or how you can get a young adult you know involved. Eco-Justice is part of this movement of young adults who want to join together to bring God’s message of reconciliation with all of the created world to their communities – whether that be local, regional, national, or global. Join us!

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