From Concern to Action: A Guide for Small Group Conversations

2020, 13 pp
This guide is designed for use by hosts and facilitators who want to guide a small group through a conversation about climate change in a faith context. This conversation, “From Concern to Action” is proposed for people who may have a basic understanding of climate change or are concerned about the effects of climate change but remain uncertain about the best ways to act in light of this reality. After briefly discussing the reality of climate change, participants are prompted to reflect on what they have learned. Then, drawing inspiration from climate justice movements around the world, participants are asked to consider what actions they can take to mitigate the effects of climate change.

This is an opportunity for you as a leader - a host or facilitator - to start making change right in your own community. This structured discussion offers you a simple way to open the conversation and keep people attentive to an issue that is important to you. You don’t need to be a climate change expert to lead; everything you need is right here in this guide. This is a concrete way for you to help address climate change. You can make a difference. Whether you lead one Faithful Climate Conversation or many, all of us in For the Love of Creation are grateful for your leadership and look forward to hearing from you on the feedback form.

This resource is part of the Together in Hope: Toward Faith-Based Intergenerational Dialogue and Action in the Climate Crisis collection.

This conversation guide is a great starting point for groups wanting to gain muscle and vocabulary for action in the climate crisis. There is a youth version available.

Recommended use: Groups of 8-15 adults

Recommended audience: adults youth

Difficulty level: This is a part of the Together in Hope Starter Guide.

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