Eco-Justice leadership, advocacy training for young adults

Posted Jun 14, 2012

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Applications are being accepted for an innovative leadership and advocacy training initiative, the Eco-Justice Immersion Experience, a part of the Episcopal Leadership Institute for Young Adults, slated for August 25 – August 30 in Seattle, WA

Sponsored by the Episcopal Church Offices of Economic and Environmental Affairs and Young Adult and Campus Ministries, this event will consist of focused formation, leadership and advocacy training around themes of sustainable economy, food justice, eco-theology, and spiritual and physical ties to the life that surrounds us. Participants will have the opportunity to interface with leaders from both the faith and non-profit worlds, to hike in some of this nation’s most beautiful country, and to put their hands and heads to work advocating for eco-justice.

Designed for those between the ages of 18 and 30 from across the Episcopal Church, the group will discuss myriad important current issues, such as:

• Spiritual, theological and scriptural resources for ecological ministry; sustainable economics; current economic and environmental justice ministry in The Episcopal Church; “greening” congregations; Episcopal Church polity and structures; food justice; reflection on our common call to serve all creation and what that means for our lives today;

• Time with the leadership of Earth Ministry, one of the country’s leading regionally-based nonprofits connecting faith with care for all creation;

• Tours of Eco-Justice work sites and organizations such as the Clean Greens Farm, Port of Seattle and Duwamish River cleanup site;

• A one-day hike in the Cascade Mountains, with time for conversation, meditation and prayer, reflection and silence.

Application information is available here.

Application deadline is June 20.

For more information contact:

Jason Sierra, Office for Young Adult and Campus Ministries,

Mike Schut, Office for Economic and Environmental Affairs,