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.


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.


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.


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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2020 is a critical year for our climate. It is the year that the United States will officially leave the Paris Agreement, and the year of perhaps the most consequential election of our lifetime. Given the recent surge in climate awareness and action across the U.S., 2020 is shaping up to be the Climate Election. We are pulling out all the stops to make sure that all of our leaders from every party hear loud and clear that we demand they take bold, faithful climate action or get out of the way for those who will.

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