Grace First Welcomes Rev. Michael Malcom to Speak on Environmental Justice
Mary Buck Speaker Series
Sunday, September 26 | 12:30pm
The Peace and Justice Ministry Team is excited to announce the second speaker in our Mary Buck Series, Reverend Michael Malcom.
The Reverend Michael Malcom is the Executive Director of Alabama Interfaith Power and Light and a licensed and ordained United Church of Christ Minister. He is the Founder of Martha’s Corner, Inc. and The People’s Justice Council which are 501(c)3 non-profits and the Environmental Justice Representative for the Southeast Conference of the United Church of Christ. He is currently the co-chair of the Building Power from the Grassroots Task Force with Climate Action Network International, and the co-chair of the Environmental Justice working group for the Southeast Climate and Energy Network.
Reverend Malcom considers himself an impassioned environmental justice advocate, fighting against environmental racism and injustice. He heard, believed, and evangelized the message of environmental justice. He does this through education and advocacy from a faith based perspective. He sees environmental justice as the moral obligation to love your neighbor; the solution to the climate crisis; and, power that must be built from the grassroots up.
He wrote in the Environmental Defense Fund Blog December 20, 2020: “Doing justice is starting community weatherization and retrofitting programs as a ministry. Doing justice is advocating for federal and state investment of energy efficiency for Black, Brown, Indigenous and Communities of color. Loving mercy is ensuring that seniors are not choosing between their energy bill and their medicine, and providing every senior in your community with an energy efficiency inspection on their homes. Doing justice and loving mercy means holding our leaders, including public service/and public utility commissions, responsible to the public and planet over company profits.”
Jonas Hayes is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Mary Buck Speaker Series – Speaker: Rev. Michael Malcom
Time: Sep 26, 2021 12:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 890 1269 9429
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