Progressive Christian Social Action

Following Jesus into the heart of the struggle for a transformed world.

The Reverend Sharon Delgado is a United Methodist minister, author, speaker, and activist.  She preaches, speaks, leads workshops, and writes on globalization, climate change, economic and environmental justice, and peacemaking, while pointing toward hope and action for a transformed world.  Contact Sharon to invite her to speak at your church, conference, action, or other event online or in person.

Sharon’s updated Second Edition of Shaking the Gates of Hell:  Faith-Led Resistance to Corporate Globalization (Fortress Press) was released in January, 2020.  This book makes the case that humanity faces a living hell on earth of widespread poverty, social upheaval, repression, war, human misery, and ecological collapse.  Huge corporations drive economic globalization, exacerbating these global threats by triggering a “race to the bottom.”  Nations lower environmental, labor, and human rights standards in order to compete in the global economy.  Though there are powerful forces at work that threaten life, we need not fear.  These destructive forces are not abstract and irreversible, but emerge from actual institutions that hold political, economic, and military power.  We can meet these forces with courage if we are deeply grounded in our relationship with God. Together, people of faith and conscience around the world can “shake the gates of hell,” resisting the horror of a barren, violent, and poisoned future, while developing new and viable alternatives to help build a peaceful, just, and sustainable world.

Sharon’s Love in a Time of Climate Change:  Honoring Creation, Establishing Justice (Fortress Press 2017) is a progressive Christian approach to climate change that respects other faiths and philosophies and takes climate science seriously.  It explores the themes of love and justice in the context of climate change from the perspective of scripture, tradition, reason, and experience.  Love in a Time of Climate Change has been endorsed by theologians, activists, and scientists, including founder Bill McKibben, climate scientist Michael Mann, theologian Catherine Keller, Interfaith Power and Light founder the Rev. Sally Bingham, and many others.  Find out more here.

13 thoughts on “Progressive Christian Social Action

  1. Dear Reverend Delgado,

    I am excited reading this and my sincere Prayers for you is for the Lord God Almighty to continue spreading the message of hope in the wake of climate change through your Ministry.


  2. Dear Sharon Delgado.

    I just made the following comment to your article published in Tikkun.

    There is no such thing as “exceptionalism” when it comes to the scourge of nuclear weapons, and no single nation on earth has any right to claim it.

    The NPT treaty’s Article 6 stipulates the ultimate destruction of ALL nuclear weapons and that has to start NOW with the Club of Five nations initiating it in tandem with Israel, Pakistan, India, and North Korea.

    A highly disciplined, well funded, global movement needs trigger this phenomenon from the bottom up.


    • Sharon, Thank you for your concise and complete explanation in today’s Union.
      I have a hard time watching my fellow white”Christians “ who are supposedly educated people act in the ignorant and self serving way that they do. John Schugren

  3. Hi, Sharon, was interested in reading your entry on Goodbooks, as I share many of your same interests. I am a retired clergyperson in the Anglican Church of Canada. I write fiction and am looking at doing more nonfiction. Hope to get more in touch with like-minded folk out there, so here I am. Very interesting books you are reading.

    Best wishes on your reading and writing.

    Kathleen Schmitt

  4. Sharon, thank you for the Bible Study in the July-August issue of response Magazine, and your article in out Climate Justice Mission study.j

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