Public Witness, Political Action and Social Change: What Can Churches Do?

Public Witness, Political Action and Social Change:
What Can Churches Do?

There are some legal restrictions on what non-profit groups,
including churches, can do in the political sphere, but there are
many ways that churches can be engaged in work for
political and social change.

In this afternoon workshop, we'll identify several areas
of advocacy and social change work that are available
to community groups. Breakout groups will help you
delve into approaches that are of specific interest.

This conversation will be helpful and appropriate for
pastors and lay leaders of congregations,
and for representatives of non-profit agencies.

Plymouth Congregational Church, UCC
916 W Prospect Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80526

Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 3:00-5:00p.m.

As the executive director of Eco-Justice Ministries since 2000, Rev. Peter Sawtell has stressed the need for Christian churches to dig deeply into their faith and ethics in this time of deepening ecological crisis. Eco-Justice Ministries has brought this message to hundreds of congregations and thousands of church leaders in the Rocky Mountain region, nationally and internationally. Peter has been a keynote speaker and workshop leader at ecumenical and denominational conferences across the United States, and was invited to southern Germany in 2014 for a 10-day speaking tour on environmental ministries. He is widely known for his weekly email commentary, Eco-Justice Notes, which addresses current issues of environmental justice from the perspective of Christian theology and pastoral ministry. Peter is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ, and has been one of the denomination's most prominent and persistent environmental leaders.

Event Date and Time: 
18 March 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Event Location: 
Plymouth Congregational Church, 916 W Prospect Rd, Ft. Collins