Build a Better Future: A Guide for Small Group Conversations

2020, 12 pp
This guide is designed for use by hosts and facilitators who want to guide a small group through a conversation about climate justice that focuses on enacting political and systemic change. This conversation “Build a Better Future” is proposed for people who already have a grasp of the science behind climate change and have been involved in climate action at some level (whether personal or organizing a group). It focuses on overcoming barriers to climate justice and choosing the most important actions to pursue in the face of a global climate emergency.

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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