Faithful Action Pledge

We are young evangelicals striving to live out what Jesus said was most important: loving God fully and loving our neighbors as ourselves. Climate change is already impacting our neighbors and God’s creation here in the United States and around the world. For the sake of “the least of these,” we believe God is calling us to faithful action and witness in the midst of the current climate crisis. Therefore, we commit ourselves to living faithfully as good stewards of creation, advocating on behalf of the poor and marginalized, supporting our faith and political leaders when they stand up for climate action, and mobilizing our generation to join in.

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What We Do

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.


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Mobilizing our generation of evangelicals

to act and advocate together. We are building a movement of young evangelicals to overcome the adverse impacts of climate change and pursue sustainable lives that reduce our own carbon impact.

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Influencing our senior evangelical leaders

to set an example and support climate action. We are reaching out to our faith leaders and churches in an effort to cultivate real change in perceptions and lifestyles within our own faith community. We support our evangelical leaders who take action on the climate crisis and hold accountable those leaders who continue to oppose our efforts.

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Holding our political leaders accountable

to enact responsible and comprehensive climate policies. We advocate for meaningful policy change at the national and international levels. We support our political leaders when they take courageous and responsible steps to overcome the climate crisis.

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The Bigger We Are, The More Effective We Can Be!

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

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The YECA Neighbor Award for Climate Stewardship recognizes the actions of young Christians across the country who are dedicated to the faithful stewardship of the earth and care for its inhabitants. The actions of Neighbor Award winners reflect the message of Romans 13:8-10 which states, “Love your neighbor as yourself. Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.”

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The YECA Project Leaders are a motivated group of young Christian leaders who are seeking to make change within their communities. The Project Leader program empowers young leaders to use the gifts and abilities God has given them to craft unique and impactful climate action projects in service of God, neighbor, and creation. Project Leaders work with experienced YECA staff and partners to articulate and promote a biblical understanding of the climate crisis, and to develop a strategy for implementing specific projects around climate action. Project leaders receive training and work together as a cohort to share ideas and experiences and build meaningful relationships.

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Through the Fellows program, we are able to recruit, mentor, and commission promising evangelical undergraduate students from across the United States and beyond. Through this program, we develop faithful leaders who are equipped to transform their communities and help build the climate movement. The Fellowship is a selective program that begins with a training retreat in August and runs until April. One of the central components of the fellowship is the opportunity to develop a climate action plan that strategically engages the fellow’s campus, church and community around climate action. The fellowship includes project support, a yearlong stipend and related travel expenses.

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Jul 09, 2019

Young Evangelicals Support Principles of Green New Deal; Call for Bipartisan Legislation to Enact Them

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The Green New Deal has captured the imagination of the country and has catapulted climate change to a top 2020 election issue. It is the first time that our lawmakers have accurately captured the scale and scope of the climate crisis and offered a strong framework to both address its felt effects and to eradicate its root causes. As Christians, we recognize the biblical principles that are embedded in the Green New Deal’s many aspirations, including justice (Micah 6:8, Amos 5:24, Isaiah 1:17), neighbor-love (Matthew 22:34-40), and meaningful protection of the earth (Genesis 2:15). These are principles that Y.E.C.A. believes must be present in any future climate policy, and they are values that Christians and all people of good will can and must affirm.

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Jun 19, 2019

Administration's New Climate Plan is a Sham

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Today the Trump Administration finalized their new rule set to replace the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The CPP was the first significant attempt made by the federal government to curb greenhouse gas emissions from power plants- a leading source of carbon pollution. The new rule, the Affordable Clean Energy Rule (ACE), would allow states to ease pollution rules and stop any progress being made under the CPP which was designed to reduce emissions by 32% below 2005 levels by 2030. ACE would, at most, reduce emissions by only 1.5%.

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