KAIROS began Climate Action Month in 2019 to galvanize awareness and action after a series of alarming and urgent UN special reports on the climate crisis and impacts on vulnerable communities, including women and Indigenous peoples. On each day in September, KAIROS will post about a topic related to climate change centered around weekly themes, with supporting resources to learn more including reports, videos, theological reflection, events and more. The posts will highlight the work of KAIROS members churches, feature stories from its global partners and showcase communities that are taking concrete steps to halt the climate emergency.
This KAIROS initiative is intended to further reconciliation by encouraging discussion and reflection on how climate change and Indigenous issues are deeply interwoven. KAIROS’ climate action is rooted in reconciliation and this initiative is intended to amplify and prioritize Indigenous voices.
Climate Action Month also includes a #30DayChallenge intended to motivate and inspire a daily practice of taking action for the climate. Each year, KAIROS will curate 30 specific actions, focused on learning, reflection, community-building and advocacy. Participants are encouraged to track their actions and share their actions on social media, using the hashtags: #KAIROSClimateAction and #30DayKAIROSChallenge. The #30DayChallenge is suitable for any time of year, not just September! Follow our blog for details on each action.
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).
Join us for these events during Climate Action Month:
- Sept 15: On the Frontlines: Indigenous resistance, land defense, and climate justice in Ecuador
- Sept 16: Just Transition Webinar hosted by GCCM Canada
- Sept 22: Women Hold up the Sky – Screening and Discussion
- Sept 25: Global Day of Climate Action hosted by Fridays for Future Toronto
- For all events, view the KAIROS Calendar