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Local Suppers and Guided Conversations Worldwide

Sign up for your local event on the World Map below.

Join us for an empowering conversation to learn how you and your community can take action personally for Earth.

During the Time for Living the Change, we will come together in locally-organized activities to work on transforming our own lives as one impactful response to the climate emergency.

Find your local event on the World Map and register to attend. You’ll meet others who are willing or striving to change their own behaviors, learn how your friends and neighbors are seeking to make changes in their own lives, and have the opportunity to engage in a truly interesting and empowering conversation.

These types of meaningful, engaging community conversations are key to shifting our lifestyles. Our lifestyles shape our social and cultural norms, which, in turn, shape our economic and political systems. This is the transformative nature of making a personal change!

To change the world, we’re starting with ourselves. Will you join us?

What is the Time for Living the Change?

During the second annual Time for Living the Change (September through December 2019), people around the world will come together in locally-organized religious, spiritual, and multi-faith gatherings to work on transforming their own lives as one response to the climate emergency. We are #LivingtheChange, and we invite you to join us.

This is the season for renewing and reinforcing our personal responses to the climate emergency, as well as making new changes that reflect our deepest values. We know that when we share an experience with others, we become more committed, learn from each other, and develop the ability to become ambassadors for the changes we’ve adopted, thus widening the impact of our own individual lives. This link between personal and community transformation is at the heart of Living the Change.

Last year, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, and many other spiritual and religious groups organized more than 100 events in 25 countries. Now, even more people around the world are preparing to host local suppers and community dialogues through the end of 2019.

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Will you host a Living the Change Supper in your home or at your place of worship?

Breaking bread together is one of the oldest practices that we all share across communities and cultures, and offers the perfect setting for some of the most important conversations of our lives.

Living the Change Suppers are delicious plant-based meals that bring people together to discuss their feelings about climate change, share relevant religious and spiritual teachings, and talk about the lifestyle changes we can make as an important part of the response to this global emergency.

Download our Suppers Guidebook below for great vegetarian and vegan recipes, discussion questions, and teachings from spiritual and religious traditions to help make your shared meal and conversation a perfectly tailored experience for you and your community.

Will you lead a Guided Conversation about practicing what we preach in the face of the climate crisis?

Today, climate science clearly states that we need to take action immediately. Religious and spiritual communities simply must become involved to offer moral leadership for the sake of the most vulnerable, future generations, and life on our precious planet.

Living the Change Conversations are a great way that you and your faith community members can engage in trusting, intentional conversations about what it’s like to change our personal transportation habits, our diet, and our home energy use.

Download our Conversation Guide below for suggested questions and tips that you can use to make your conversation interesting, meaningful, and fruitful.

Will you organize a local event to help your community start Living the Change today?

Religious and spiritual communities have a unique ability to help people face challenges and make difficult changes in their lives. As people of faith, we can play an important role in helping society, together, make the type of urgent, lasting changes necessary to address the climate emergency.

Our Event Organizers Toolkit has been designed to help you plan, promote, and host the best possible event for you and your community, given your unique interests, passions, and experiences with your own faith or spiritual tradition. Please use this Toolkit to make the most of the Time for Living the Change in the way that speaks most truly to you and your community.

Download our Event Organizers Toolkit below for helpful resources to plan, publicize, and host your event, including step-by-step guides for planning and hosting, a variety of sample invitations, social media posts, and communications for local media, tips for how to take the best photos and how to help us share your story as an inspiration to people of spirit and faith around the world, and so much more!

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