Call to Action

Y.E.C.A. was launched when 18 young evangelicals gathered together to draft and sign the Call to Action, and signing it remains the first step to joining in the movement. Read the text below and then consider signing it for yourself.

Our Mission

“We are young evangelicals in the United States who are coming together and taking action to overcome the climate crisis as part of our Christian discipleship and witness.”

Our Call to Action

We are young evangelicals who follow Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord, and strive to live out what Jesus said was most important: loving God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and loving our neighbors as ourselves. For us this means proclaiming the whole Gospel, nurturing all of life, and caring for the poor and vulnerable.

In seeking to live as Christ’s disciples, we have come to see the climate crisis not only as a pressing challenge to justice and freedom, but also as a profound threat to “the least of these” whom Jesus identifies with himself in Matthew 25. The early effects of climate change are already impacting many of our neighbors, both in the U.S. and around the world, and our time to act is running short.

We believe that God is calling us to take action towards overcoming the climate crisis. For us, this means living as good stewards of God’s creation, advocating on behalf of the poor and marginalized, supporting our faith leaders when they stand up for climate action, holding our political leaders accountable for responsible climate policies, and mobilizing our generation and the larger church community to join in.

Together, with the LORD’s help, we can overcome the climate crisis.

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