Note: During the Covid 19 pandemic, Rev. Sharon Delgado is offering presentations, preaching, book studies, and webinars online.
Rev. Sharon Delgado preaches, leads workshops and retreats, and speaks before spiritual communities and secular audiences on issues related to corporate globalization, climate change, economic and environmental justice, and peacemaking, while pointing in the direction of hope and action. Sharon will work with you to find a topic for your group.
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“Light in the Darkness of Climate Change,” a sermon preached at Nevada City United Methodist Church, Nevada City, California, August 15, 2021.
“Why Nonviolent Direct Action?” an invitation to participate in nonviolent direct action following an attack on a peaceful racial justice march by white nationalists and in preparation for future actions. October, 2020.
“If You Want Peace, Work for Justice,” an online sermon during the uprisings that followed the death of George Floyd at the hands of police, preached at Nevada City United Methodist Church on June 7, 2020.
“God Bless the Grass,” an online sermon that celebrates the 50th anniversary of Earth Day during the Easter Season, 2020. This sermon focuses on God’s activity in bringing new life, even in the midst of death, in the context of the Covid 19 pandemic and other grave challenges of our time. Sharon delivered this sermon during shelter-in-place restrictions on April 19, 2020, the Sunday before Earth Day, and again at Nevada City United Methodist Church on April 26, 2020.
January 12, 2020, Sharon preached on “Grace Upon Grace” at Nevada City United Methodist Church. You have to go 29 minutes into the video of the service to hear the sermon.
On March 16, 2019, Sharon delivered the keynote address at the 7th Annual Interfaith Climate Conference in Davis, California. See a youtube version of her presentation here: Love in a Time of Climate Change.
The Role of Nonviolent Direct Action in Christian Peacemaking.
This video features Sharon Delgado speaking in 2014 at Parkside Community Church in Sacramento on The Role of Nonviolent Direct Action in Christian Peacemaking. In this video, Rev. Delgado shares some of the experiences and insights that have shaped her 40-year peacemaking journey, including a 2014 trial in which she was found guilty of trespassing onto Beale Air Force Base during a nonviolent protest against drone warfare. She speaks about how Jesus’ life, teachings, actions, death, and resurrection can inspire us to follow him directly into the heart of the struggle for a transformed world.
Toxic Trade Agreements, Corporate Globalization, and the Movement for Global Justice
This video from 2013 presentation features Sharon Delgado and Emanuel Sferios on Toxic Trade Agreements, Corporate Globalization, and the Movement for Global Justice. This introductory presentation is geared toward people who want to better understand toxic trade agreements such as the World Trade Organization, NAFTA (and NAFTA 2.0), and the defeated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The presentation covers the larger project of global corporate rule and peoples’ movements to transform the global system through participatory democracy. Sharon Delgado and Emanuel Sferios have been involved with issues of corporate globalization and with the movement for global justice for many years. In this video, they explain how the TPP constitutes a “corporate coup” by extending corporate authority over every area of life, and about the growing movement to create trade agreements that work for people and the earth.
Past Presentations Include:
Saturday, April 7, 2018, “Climate Justice and Social Change” workshop at the California-Nevada Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church’s Advocacy and Justice Committee at Buena Vista United Methodist Church in Alameda, California.
Tuesday through Friday, May 1 though 3, 2018, Sharon was the preacher for a pastoral training event, Engaging the Climate Crisis: A Training for Times Like These, held at Ashland United Methodist Church in Ashland, Oregon. She preached on: “Climate Change: A Sign of the Times” and “Now is the Acceptable Time.”
Sunday, May 13, 2018, “Extend Your Compassion to All Living Things,” sermon at Nevada City United Methodist Church.
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, 10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m., book presentation, St. John’s University, Jamaica, Queens, NY
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, 6 p.m., book presentation at Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, NJ
Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, 8:45 a.m., First Congregational UCC church, Asheville, North Carolina
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, book presentation at the American Academy of Religion Annual Conference, Haynes Convention Center, Boston
April 20, 2017, Napa United Methodist Church, Napa, California. “Climate Justice, Social Justice, and Christian Faith.”
July 28-30, 2017, Gardnerville United Methodist Church, Gardnerville, California. Climate Justice presentation and workshopfor United Methodist Women’s Mission U Conference.
August 11-12, 2017, Asbury United Methodist Church, Livermore, California. Climate Justice presentation and workshop for United Methodist Women’s Mission U Conference.
August 26, 2017, Palo Alto United Methodist Church, Palo Alto, California. Climate Justice presentation and workshop for United Methodist Women’s Mission U Conference.
November 18-21, 2017: Boston, Massachusetts. Sharon will presented Love in a Time of Climate Change at the Women’s Caucus Publishing Panel during the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meetings.
August 5-6, 2016, “Climate Justice: Call to Hope and Action,” four-session workshop at the Mission U Conference, Merced United Methodist Church, Merced, California.
August 20, 2016, “Climate Justice: Call to Hope and Action,” workshop at Mission U Conference, San Rafael First United Methodist Church, San Rafael, California.
August 27, 2016, “Climate Justice: Call to Hope and Action,” Sharon will lead this workshop at the Mission U Conference, San Rafael First United Methodist Church, San Rafael, California.
“Resistance and Hope: Challenging the System that Causes Climate Change,” May 21, 2016, Wesley United Methodist Church, Fresno, California.
“The System is Designed for the Results It Is Getting: An Overview of the Global Economy,” May 22, 2016, Wesley United Methodist Church, Fresno, California.
“Transforming the Jericho Road,” sermon at Wesley United Methodist Church, Fresno, California.
“Climate Justice” workshops at United Methodist Women’s Mission u (formerly School of Missions) on August 5-6 in Merced, August 20 in San Rafael, and August 27 in Roseville, California.
Sunday, April 10, 2016: Sermon at Nevada City United Methodist Church, 9 a.m. and 10:30 services: “Transforming the Jericho Road.”
“The United Methodist Church and Climate Change,” Sierra Pines United Methodist Church, Grass Valley (January 31, 2016). Grass Valley, California.
“Climate Justice and System Change” workshop for the Annual Celebration of California-Nevada United Methodist Women, (October 17, 2015). Merced, California.
“The Time is Now” at the Give Peace a Song event on September 20, in Nevada City, California.
“Climate Change and Hope for the Earth,”a presentation at the World Music Festival in Grass Valley as part of their environmental program (July, 2015), Grass Valley, California.
“Immigration and Climate Change” at the Methodist Federation for Social Action dinner at Annual Conference, June 25, 2015. Burlingame, California.
Led a study and discussion on “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate,” the book by Naomi Klein’s book, with over 40 people participating. (April and May, 2015), Nevada City.
“System Change through Divestment from Fossil Fuels” adult forum, after preaching at Davis United Methodist Church, (March 8, 2015). Davis, California.
“System Change through Divestment from Fossil Fuels,” workshop at the Interfaith Climate Conference, Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril, (March 7, 2015). University Covenant Church, Davis.
“Dust in the Wind,” at the Ash Wednesday service at the front gates of Beale Air Force Base, followed by nonviolent direct action against drone warfare. (February 18, 2015) See an excerpt here.
“Divestment from Fossil Fuels: Creative Resistance to Climate Change” (Nov., 2014), Grass Valley, CA.
“Legalize Democracy: We the People Overturning Corporate Rule,” (2014), Grass Valley.
“The Role of Nonviolent Direct Action in Christian Peacemaking,” (2014), Parkside Community Church, Sacramento.
“Toxic Trade Agreements, Corporate Globalization, and the Movement for Global Justice,” with Emmanuel Sferios, Grass Valley, CA (2013).
“Speaking Peace on Palm/Passion Sunday,” Peace Center gathering with Cindy Sheehan, Nevada City, CA (March, 2013):
“The Call: Living Sacramentally, Walking Justly,” a 4-session spiritual growth group led by Sharon Delgado. (2013), Nevada City United Methodist Church.
“Climate Change: What do we know? What can we do?” (2013), Cool, California.
Nonviolence Training to Resist the Keystone XL Pipeline, Grass Valley, CA (2013),
“Progressive Christianity and Economic Justice” (2013), Nevada City, CA (2013).
“Sacred Planet – Living Water;” (2012), Celebration at Nevada City United Methodist Church.
“Beautiful Earth, Sacred Earth,” Good Friday homily at Lawrence Livermore Lab (April 22, 2011).
Chico, CA (2011), “Following Christ in a Time of Corporate Rule,” Trinity United Methodist Church.
St. Louis, MI (2010), Quadrennial Assembly of United Methodist Women: “Caring for Creation” workshops.
Washington, DC (2008): Preacher for Christian Peace Witness for Iraq, followed by nonviolent direct action at the Hart Senate Building.
Berkeley, CA (2008): Workshop on “Corporate Globalization” at the Earl Lectures and Pastoral Conference.
Ft. Worth, TX (2007): Workshop on “Seeking Global Justice” at the United Methodist’s “Living Faith, Seeking Justice” Conference.
New York City (2007): “Globalization: The Challenge of Global Community,” a presentation for UN Seminars Program, United Methodist Church.
Washington, DC (2007): “The Global Divide and the Impacts of Globalization” at the Economy Conference (part of the Green Festival).
Atlanta, GA (2004): “Hope for the Earth in an Age of Globalization,” speaker at Methodist Federation for Social Action.
Japan (2003): “Resistance and Hope in an Age of Globalization,” Speaker and workshop leader at women’s conference at Amagi Sanso Retreat Center.
Oakland, California (2000): Keynote speaker on “Human Health and the Environment: A Faith Perspective,” at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Chicago, IL (1999): Speaker and workshop leader on “Justice and Creation” at the National Council of Churches Environmental Justice Coordinators’ Training.
Los Angeles, CA (1995): Workshop leader on “Environmental Justice” at a United Methodist environmental conference.
Atlanta, GA (1995): Workshop leader on “Eco-feminism” at International United Methodist Clergywomen’s Consultation.
Seattle, WA (1995): Seminar at the Institute of Theological Studies at the University of Seattle on “Ministry in a Sacred Universe.”
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1992): Part of the United Methodist delegation to the Global Forum during the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development.