Campaigning @ WEASC
Campaigning is an important part of our work. We are partner to global faith-based campaigns like the Living The Change Campaign or the Renew Our World Campaign. Moreover, we support and co-implement global campaigns like the UN SDG Action Campaign. Find out more about our campaigning activities and most importantly: get involved!
Renew Our World Campaign
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Romans 12:2)
Our world is at a crossroads. We can choose whether to move forward, to continue the incredible gains made against poverty, to strive to halt climate change, to break down structures of inequality… or not.
If we take God’s call of transformation and renewal to heart; then we must be compelled not only to choose justice, but to lead the movement toward it.
Renew Our World is a global movement of Christians who believe that since we are truly image bearers of God, we should act like it – living out love for one another in actions and in truth. Since we are image bearers of God, we won’t stand by while our neighbours are trapped in poverty, and we won’t stay idle as creation is left untended, and inequality is left to fester.
Right now, we are campaigning and praying for action on climate change and waste.
Living The Change Campaign
What can you personally do when Christian discipleship calls you to care for God’s gift of creation? What can you do when the driving forces behind ecological destruction and climate change are so big they feel completely beyond your control or ability to make any difference whatsoever?
Living the Change doesn’t have all the answers to these questions, but encouraging and equipping the Christian community to step out and make personal sustainable lifestyle commitments motivated from a heart of faithful discipleship is part of the solution. While looking squarely in the face of overwhelming ecological problems, making personal faith-consistent lifestyle choices is something each one of us has the power to do in little ways, and sometimes in big ways. This is especially true if sustainable living choices are made in one of three high impact lifestyle areas–diet, transportation, and energy.
United Nations SDG Action Campaign
The United Nations SDG Action Campaign is a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General administered by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and mandated to support the UN system-wide and the Member States on advocacy and public engagement in the SDG implementation.
Building on innovative and impactful engagement techniques deployed since 2002, the UN SDG Action Campaign intends to create awareness about the 2030 Agenda, empower and inspire people across the world to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while generating political will, and help make the Goals attainable by 2030.
The UN SDG Action Campaign commits to:
- Engage stakeholders and individuals to support member states and UN Country Teams in the SDGs implementation through direct people’s engagement
- Encourage public ownership of the SDGs in every country through creative and innovative communications, campaigning and policy advocacy
- Sponsor people-driven processes to strengthen accountability mechanism and monitor SDG progress through generation/collection of data, evidence, and sentiment about the impact of the SDGs
On 31 March / 1 April 2020, a new campaign under the umbrella of the RENEW OUR WORLD campaign will be kicked off. As a partner of the RENEW OUR WORLD campaign, we support the new campaign and hope for many people around the world to link into it. Be prepared as our excitement grows... 🙂