KAIROS began Climate Action Month in 2019 to galvanize awareness and action.
Alarming and urgent special reports continue to be produced and are reported in the media. They come from climate scientists, the United Nations, World Bank, and others. They show the effects of the climate crisis on vulnerable communities, including women and Indigenous peoples.
Throughout September, KAIROS will share information on a topic related to climate change, with the goal of nurturing our own personal gifts and motivating and inspiring a daily practice of taking action for the climate. Climate Action Month is centered around weekly themes, with supporting resources for each, including reports, videos, theological reflection, event notices and more. We will highlight the work of KAIROS member churches, feature stories from global partners, and showcase communities that are taking concrete steps to address the climate emergency.
This KAIROS initiative is intended to further reconciliation by encouraging discussion and reflection on how climate justice and Indigenous self-determination are deeply interwoven. KAIROS’ climate action is rooted in recognition of Indigenous rights, decolonization, and the persistence of environmental racism, and aims to amplify and prioritize Indigenous and other voices that have often been pushed to the margins of climate discussions.
Climate Action Month participants are encouraged to share their stories and actions on social media, using the hashtags: #KAIROSClimateAction. Follow our blog for daily content.
KAIROS’ Climate Action Month also amplifies the World Council of Churches’ Season of Creation, which runs from September 1 (World Day of Prayer for Creation) to October 4 (St Francis of Assisi Day).