Since our inception in 2010, Green the Church has been standing at the intersection of Ecology and Theology for the Black Church.
We have been prodding the flywheel to see over 10,000 Black Churches working to Revive all of God’s creation from the polar ice caps to the inner cities and rural communities in which people of African descent live, move and have their being.
Guiding the Work: Our Three Pillars
- Amplify Green Theology: Green The Church emphasizes the message that Christians have a duty to protect God’s creation. We work with church leaders to develop and share resources for theological environmental teachings. We also work to lift up the many voices of church members across the country who are already doing powerful work to care for our Earth and increase prosperity in our communities.
- Promote Sustainable Practices: Green The Church works with church leadership to make church buildings and operations more sustainable. From energy audits to healthy food programs, we work with congregants and leaders to literally green the church from the bottom up. These measures are good for the environment, good for the bottom line, and good for the health and well-being of church members.
- Build Power for Change: Our ability to create health and prosperity at the community level is tied to state, local, and federal policy decisions. Green The Church supports member churches in identifying how they can flex their shared political and people power to transform how our government acts on climate change, supports the green economy, and invests in resilient communities. By connecting Black churches to the climate fight, we’ll increase the power and potential of the national climate movement.
Green the Church Summit
Our Annual Green the Church Summit is the largest gathering of the Black Church on issues of environmental justice, climate change, and sustainable food networks. The Summit helps to empower church leadership and lay people to develop practical solutions to economic and environmental issues in the Black community.