Join a CCA Working Group

If you are passionate about standing up for life on our planet and want to get more involved in Christian Climate Action, we would love for you to join a working group.
A working group is a group which occurs behind the scenes that enables us to
build the underlying structures we need to function.

Working Groups: So what working groups can you get involved in?

Talks training and outreach: Coordinators – David, Flo and Sally (christianclimateactiontalks@gmail.com)
This group relates to all aspects of outreach, such as forming relationships with different communities and Churches. This includes being responsible for creating resources and coordinating a list of Christian Climate Action spokespeople. This working group is also responsible for training.

Pastoral: Coordinators – David and Gaynor (christianclimateactionpastoral@gmail.com
This working group provide a “listening ear” for those within CCA who may be in need of pastoral support, for example in relation to climate grief/ despair, burn-out.
They hope to develop artistic and creative expression, liturgy and prayers with a pastoral focus.
They hope to offer some arrestee support, mainly in the form of Post Arrest Liaison (PAL) – 1-1 emotional support for arrestees mainly over the phone. We appreciate that many in CCA will continue to use their local Extinction Rebellion support groups for this purpose, but we hope to build skills within CCA to provide support to those not in that position, and to provide support for CCA only actions.

Media and messaging: Coordinator – Holly (christianclimateaction@gmail.com)
This working group is for aspects of public facing communication, such as social media, website content and writing press releases. This working group is for those who have a desire to share the message of this climate emergency to a wider audience.

Admin: Coordinators – Caroline, Adam and Holly (christianclimateaction@gmail.com)
This group is the one that is responsible for making sure that Christian Climate Action is running smoothly and in a coordinated way. This includes areas such as responding to emails from people wanting to get in touch, supporting people in setting up online meetings and creating the relevant guides/documentation for different activities.

Local group support: Coordinators – Caroline and Holly (ccalocalgroups@gmail.com)
This working group is the one which supports local CCA groups around the country to establish themselves and thrive.

If you would like to join a local working group – please do get in touch via email. There is an email address connected with each of the working groups listed above. Thank you for helping to make Christian Climate Action thrive

Slack: Working groups communicate and coordinate via a programme called Slack, and each working group has a different Slack channel. In slack lingo a channel works a bit like a chat room! Slack will be new to most people and that’s completely okay. It’s quite an intuitive programme but if you have any troubles using slack you can read this page which gives a good step by step. If you have read this and are still having difficulties you can also contact CCA on christianclimateaction@gmail.com and we will happily give you a bit of a tutorial. To be added to slack, please email christianclimateaction@gmail.com – we will add you to the slack using this email address.

All volunteers and members of working groups need to sign a volunteer agreement. We use the Extinction Rebellion volunteer agreement which can be found through this link. Please sign this form and then email christianclimateaction@gmail.com to let us know that you have signed it.

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