Would you be curious how faith informs and compels Christians to pursue civic engagement? And are you ready to take action on the twin crises of climate change and COVID-19?
If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to both questions, then join us for a panel discussion on Wednesday, September 9, 6 PM PT or 9 PM ET with Christine Boyle (Vancouver City Councillor) and Karri Munn-Venn (Senior Policy Analyst for Citizens for Public Justice).
Facilitated by Earthkeepers’ Monica Tang, this discussion between Christine and Karri will explore why followers of Christ should pursue civic action for justice and how to best advocate for change in our churches and local communities.
Bring your questions for the Q&A session afterwards.
Karri Munn-Venn is a senior policy analyst with Citizens for Public Justice. Karri has led policy work and campaigns on ecological and climate justice pillar, and several years ago, Earthkeepers organized a local event to support the CPJ-led Give it Up for the Earth! Campaign.
Christine Boyle is a first term City Councillor with OneCity Vancouver. She is a community organizer, a climate justice activist, and an ordained United Church Minister. Councillor / Rev Boyle previously served as Minister of Community Life at Canadian Memorial United Church. She has done national climate justice organizing among diverse faith communities, including at COP21, and at the Vatican, and with Faith & the Common Good. Christine was born and raised on unceded Coast Salish Territories. She has a BSc in Urban Agriculture and First Nations Studies from UBC, and a Masters of Religious Leadership for Social Change from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. Earthkeepers first connected with Christine in her previous role with Fossil Free Faith.
Additional Information and Cost
Need a refresher on the links between climate change and COVID-19, and what rebuilding towards a more just economy should involve? Visit the Earthkeepers’ resources page for recordings of our previous webinars: https://www.theearthkeepers.org/resources/webinar-recordings.
This event is no charge. Donations to support Earthkeepers in our continuing mandate to provide Christian faith-oriented climate education and organize civic engagement are gratefully accepted.