Dr. Ambrose Carroll is Leading Black Churches to Be More Involved With Caring for the Environment

Dr. Ambrose F. Carroll (Photo: Courtesy of Green the Church)
Dr. Ambrose F. Carroll (Photo: Courtesy of Green the Church)

Reverend Doctor Ambrose F. Carroll says that African American churches are not often associated with environmentalism. But he wants to change that.

So he founded Green the Church, a campaign to motivate environmental action at black churches.

Carroll: “We are people of the African diaspora. We’re people who are ex-slaves, people who are migrant farmers, people who have spent eons with our hands in the ground, and even though we don’t talk the language of environmentalism, it’s really very close to who we are.”

At Green the Church trainings, workshops, and conventions, faith leaders teach pastors and other church representatives the religious importance of protecting the earth. And, they provide strategies for engaging churches in renewable energy, food security, and environmental justice.


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SOURCE: Diana Madson
Yale Climate Connections

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