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.

Sharon’s new book, 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.   Love in a Time of Climate Change has been endorsed by theologians, activists, and scientists, including 350.org 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.

 

Her previous book is Shaking the Gates of Hell:  Faith-Led Resistance to Corporate Globalization (Fortress Press 2007).  An updated Second Edition is scheduled to be released in 2019.  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.

 

11 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.

    Respecfully,

  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.

    Cheers

  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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