Progressive Christian Pastor to Speak on Climate Change at Wesley United Methodist Church in Fresno

The Reverend Sharon Delgado, Executive Director of Earth Justice Ministries, will speak on May 21 and 22 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1343 East Barstow Avenue, in Fresno. On Saturday, May 21, at 7 pm, she will offer a presentation on “Resistance and Hope: Challenging the System that Causes Climate Change.” According to Rev. Delgado, “Climate change is an unintended consequence of a global system that produces vast wealth and leaves poverty, inequity, conflict, and environmental devastation in its wake.” In this talk she will explore the reality of climate change, calls for climate justice and system change, global capitalism and toxic trade, the movement for global justice, and how individuals and faith communities can respond. Admission to this presentation is free. Donations will be accepted.

On Sunday, May 22, Rev. Delgado will lead a discussion during the 9:15 am adult class on the topic, “The System is Designed for the Results It Is Getting: An Overview of the Global Economy.” This will be based on her book, Shaking the Gates of Hell: Faith-Led Resistance to Corporate Globalization, which makes the case that the current global system of unrestrained free market capitalism harms the human community and God’s creation. At 10:30 am she will preach on “Transforming the Jericho Road” during the regular worship service. Everyone is invited to both of these events.

Sharon Delgado is an ordained United Methodist minister, speaker, author, and founder of Earth Justice Ministries. She has been advocating for peace, justice, and the environment for over thirty-five years. Sharon speaks before spiritual communities and secular audiences on issues related to peacemaking, drone warfare, climate change, social and environmental justice, and alternatives to corporate-dominated globalization. She has had many articles published on these themes. She is author of the above-mentionedShaking the Gates of Hell: Faith-Led Resistance to Corporate Globalization (Fortress Press, 2007) and the forthcoming book, Creation and Justice: A Progressive Christian Approach to Climate Change. Sharon lives near Nevada City in rural Northern California. Find her blog at http://sharondelgado.org

  • The Community Alliance is a monthly newspaper that has been published in Fresno, California, since 1996. The purpose of the newspaper is to help build a progressive movement for social and economic justice.

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