The Violence of Climate Change
Online discussion via Zoom, October 31, 1 to 2 p.m., EST

Join pastors who attended CSCS/MCCN’s pastoral climate change retreats to discuss the book, The Violence of Climate Change: Lessons of Resistance from Non-violent Activists by Kevin O’Brien. We’ll spend 20 to 30 minutes with the content of the book and then discuss what’s going on in our churches. The target audience is pastors, but others are welcome. Register here.

Who Cares About Climate Change? Pastoral Responses to Denial and Despair

  • January 13, 9 am to 12 noon: Doug Kaufman will lead a pre-conference seminar at the School for Leadership Training, Eastern Mennonite Seminary. Register with the conference.
  • January 31 to February 2, 2020: Next pastoral retreat at St. Paul’s Commons Retreat and Conference Center, Los Angeles, is the site of the fifth pastoral retreat on climate change from CSCS and MCCN. Registration details are posted on MCCN’s retreat page.

Grounding: Discovering our Sacred Gifts in a Climate Emergency
Nov.15-17, 2019
Loyola House, Guelph, Ontario

Facing deep grief and dying ecosystems, we come together to ask God: ‘What is emerging?’ Join us for a contemplative retreat where we will seek God’s presence and discern the call on our lives in the midst of an emergency.

  • What are the sacred gifts that are being given during this time?
  • What is mine to do?
  • What is ours to do?

This intergenerational and ecumenical retreat is open to everyone motivated to gather with others to pray with these questions. It is organized by Pastors in Exile. Register by: October 29, 2019