What We Do
Young Evangelicals for Climate Action, a ministry of the Evangelical Environmental Network, exists to equip, empower, and catalyze young Christians to love God and love our neighbors through bold, wholehearted, and faithful climate action in our church and community in order to create a more just, equitable, and loving world.
Young Evangelicals for Climate Action is both community-oriented and action-focused. We’re about coming together to unite our voices and act collectively to make a greater difference than what we would make on our own. Our diverse and creative actions are focused on three overarching goals integral to overcoming the climate crisis:
Empowering our generation of Christians to act and advocate together
Equipping young Christians to engage with their church communities
Holding our political leaders accountable to enact equitable, ambitious climate policies
Young Evangelicals for Climate Action (YECA) was founded by a core group of evangelical students and young professionals at a planning retreat convened by the Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) in Washington, DC, on February 3, 2012. We quickly grew into a national initiative with activists and supporters across the United States. In sharing our personal stories of life, faith, and social concern, we have come to realize the interconnectedness of our past, the urgency of this current moment, and our calling to secure our future from the ever-worsening impacts of global warming.
We are Christians who believe that God sides with the oppressed (James 1), and scripture tells us that God created all people in His image and with irrevocable dignity (Genesis 1, Psalm 139). In line with this vision, we have zero tolerance for racism or harassment and discrimination against those in the LGBTQ+ community or other marginalized identities.