Be the Spark Alumni: Our Stories
Be the Spark helps you connect what is deepest within you (your faith commitments, your experiences, and your dreams) to a vision of a better world, and then take concrete steps toward making that vision a reality. Be the Spark alumni have gone on to be powerful leaders and organizers in the Interfaith Climate Movement. Read on for their stories, then register here!
Be the Spark helped me build confidence and a systems/complexity-oriented approach, both of which have been essential for my work in climate justice. The workshop also provided me with a sense of groundedness and connection with the climate movement that has supported (and will continue to support) my work over time. Rachel Kerr, St Anthony Park United Church of Christ
“Be the Spark helps you connect what is deepest within you (your faith commitments, your experiences, and your dreams) to a vision of a better world, and then take concrete steps toward making that vision a reality. More than that, you will meet others who will share this work, and who will become companions on the road.” Rev. Susan Mullin, Director of Faith Formation, Faith United Methodist Church, United Methodist Church Global Ministries Creation Care Team
“Be The Spark has given me the confidence to work for climate justice in my faith community. I learned to be able to go out of my comfort zone so that future generations can just be comfortable. BTS provides the organizational skills to act in my faith community. It could well be the best 4 Sunday evenings that you have spent recently. Don't miss this opportunity!” Lorraine Delehanty, Co Chair of the Care of Creation Team, St Thomas More Catholic Church
“The most important part of participating in Be the Spark was the opportunity for me to connect directly with the movement - to meet other people who are actively working on Climate Change in their faith communities and beyond. Looking back, I can see that those four sessions with MNIPL played an important role in preparing me to take on the organizing work I'm doing now in the United Methodist Church and Citizens Acting For Rail Safety.” Cathy Velasquez Eberhart, Prospect Park United Methodist Church