Concerned about climate change?
Connected to a spiritual or faith community?
Climate Justice is the defining moral issue of our time, and young people have been leading the movement to address it. As governments stall on taking action, and communities across the globe experience more and more deadly weather events, the fossil fuel divestment movement continues to pick up steam.
We’re calling other young people of faith to join in. Young people who want their schools and faith institutions to stop investing in companies that destroy the planet. Young people who see the need for their faith communities to provide moral leadership in the fight against climate change. Young people who know that their future depends on it.
Our BC Youth Fellowship Program will become a multifaith network of organizers, activists, videographers, artists, writers and speakers. We will provide training and mentoring around climate issues, fossil fuel divestment and clean energy reinvestment, social movement organizing and communications, and will help create opportunities to raise and amplify your voice.
The BC youth fellowship program is a pilot project that we hope to replicate in other parts of the country. In the meantime, we are gathering voices of faith-based climate activists across Canada to amplify online!
Share your story. Email us a photo or video of you, and a statement about why you’d like to see faith institutions divest from fossil fuels and reinvest in your future. Or share on social media with #faithinmyfuture.
Send emails of interest and questions to: christine (at) fossilfreefaith (dot) ca.
*What do we mean by “young people of faith”?
We mean people under the age of 32-ish who are active members of religious communities, or inactive members, or who don’t belong to anything at all. Who consider themselves religious, or spiritual, or agnostic. And who practice these things in all sorts of ways. We mean people who believe that our diverse spiritual and faith communities can be a force for good. We mean people who have faith in a better, cleaner, more just future. Quite possibly, we mean you.
Fossil Free Faith has included and been led by young voices since the beginning. Our relationships with young people aren’t a side-project of what we do. They are at the centre.
Like the larger FFF network, our youth initiative is a network of young leaders engaging one another and their faith institutions about climate justice, fossil fuel divestment / reinvestment, and the role of bold faith in strengthening our shared future.
This project has grown out of numerous sparks of intergenerational conversation about what role interfaith networks can play in supporting climate justice work, and how youth leadership can be strengthened and amplified within faith-based and interfaith spaces.
The pilot project of this youth network is being supported by the Inspirit Foundation, and powered by Faith & the Common Good and Spirited Social Change. For more information email: christine (at) spiritedsocialchange (dot) org.