Pastoring for Justice & Healing in a Climate Crisis


On behalf of Creation Justice Ministries, the Anabaptist Climate Collaborative, Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, and Faith in Place, I’m reaching out to  invite your partnership in Pastoring for Justice & Healing in a Climate Crisis.”

Through this workshop at the Holy Wisdom Monastery in Madison, WI, we will explore climate impacts and ministry responses, including biblical, personal, scientific, community and congregational aspects of climate change.

We are offering this workshop for free to pastors and ministry in the region. We would like to invite you to share and support this opportunity for your leaders.

We invite your partnership in two ways: 

1. Share the attached letter or announcement below with pastors and congregations in your region. 

2. Consider being a co-sponsor by offering financial support. We have several sponsorship options listed in the attached document.

This retreat brings together the theological resources of Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary with the ecumenical reach of Creation Justice Ministries, and the formational experiences developed by the Anabaptist Climate Collaborative. We begin with lunch on Monday, May 22 and continue until lunch on Wednesday, May 24. The application deadline is March 31, so please help publicize this soon! 

Creation Justice Ministries and the Anabaptist Climate Collaborative have decided to provide this event free of charge for those engaged in ministry in the region. In addition, other leaders who come with their pastor or executive are also free. Your support would help us over those costs. 

We have an exciting and diverse team of leaders from across the region. Presenters include:

· Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois

· Victoria Loorz, “wild church pastor,” “eco-spiritual director,” and author of Church of the Wild

· Dr. Timothy Eberhart, Assistant Professor of Theology and Ecology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

· Rev. Brian Sauder, President and Executive Director of Faith in Place

· Rev. Scott Onque, Pastor of St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, a 100-year-old historic church on the south side of Chicago

· Doug Kaufman, Director of Pastoral Ecology at the Anabaptist Climate Collaborative

· Avery Davis Lamb and Karyn Bigelow, co-Executive Directors of Creation Justice Ministries

More information, including biographies and a full list of presenters, is available at or contact me at [email protected].