Climate justice course offered at SLUMC

Rev. Marvin Arnpriester, Senior Pastor at Sun Lakes United Methodist Church, will lead a four-part study on climate justice beginning June 20 and continuing weekly through July 18 (no class on July 4). The course, based on the just-released book, Climate Justice: A Call to Hope and Action, will be conducted in the church’s Education Building, Room One on Mondays at 9:00 a.m. The course is $10 to cover the cost of the book and is open to Sun Lakes residents and the surrounding community.

Rev. Arnpriester will draw on the book, published by United Methodist Women, to explore all aspects of climate justice.

“The crisis facing God’s earth is clear,” according to the United Methodist Church Statement on Climate Change. “We, as stewards, have failed to live up to our responsibility to care for creation and have instead abused it in ways that now threaten life around the planet.”

According to an excerpt from the book, the topic of climate justice “…will entail not just focusing on the environment, but also asking hard questions regarding financial profit, a growing economy, our independent way of thinking and our understanding of efficiency.”

If you are interested in learning more about climate justice and how you can help make it a reality, call the SLUMC church office at 480-895-8766 to reserve your book and a spot in the class. SLUMC is located at 9248 E. Riggs Road, Sun Lakes.