Contributors: Louk Andrianos
“Walk the Talk” builds on the 2019 publication of the World Council of Churches (WCC) titled, “Roadmap for Congregations, Communities and Churches for an Economy of Life and Ecological Justice,” an invitation to discuss a 5-step programme to change the way we deal with the economy and our ecological surroundings.
Churches and other faith-based institutions hold significant resources such as land, buildings, and financial assets. Churches are also employers and consumers and users of all sorts of products and services. What if churches’ resources were used to promote sustainable alternatives responding to the climate emergency and to break the cycle of poverty by making reparations and providing opportunities for decent work, just wages, and fair prices? What if churches collectively applied their purchasing power to support products and companies that consider the wellbeing of communities and our planet? Wouldn’t we be living out God’s call to transforming discipleship? And wouldn’t the world be a kinder, fairer, and more beautiful place?
This toolkit aims to enthuse congregations and churches through concrete examples of communities in action as well as offer good practices and practical materials to “walk the talk” on economic and ecological justice.
“We invite congregations, communities, and churches to join a pilgrimage for an Economy of Life and climate justice, to commit to make changes in the way we live, to share successful ideas, and to encourage one another.”