The World Council of Churches (WCC) is making available a new toolkit to enthuse congregations and churches through concrete examples of communities in action as well as good practices on renewable energy, climate protection, and just and sustainable consumption.

Youth Pilgrimage in the Netherlands2 2018Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC

Titled Walk the Talk,” the toolkit builds on the 2019 WCC publication Roadmap for Congregations, Communities and Churches for an Economy of Life and Ecological Justice, a 5-step programme to change the way we deal with the economy and our ecological surroundings.

By inviting congregations, communities, and churches to commit to make changes in their lifestyles, to share successful ideas, and to encourage one another, the toolkit proposes sustainable alternatives to responding to the climate emergency and to break the cycle of poverty by making reparations and providing opportunities for decent work, just wages, and fair prices.

Launched on the first day of Season of Creation, a worldwide eumencial initiative to promote prayer and action for our common home, the publication also brings examples and alternatives of how to support and practice small-scale, life-giving agriculture and how to create community gardens, to promote climate-friendly mobility, and to reduce waste.

Click here to download “Walk the Talk”

Roadmap for Congregations, Communities and Churches for an Economy of Life and Ecological Justice

Prayer service to open 2021 Season of Creation: “A Home for All? Renewing the Oikos of God” – WCC news release 27 August 2021

Learn more about the WCC work on care for creation and climate justice

“Calling for an Economy of Life in a Time of Pandemic”