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Melody Zhang

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Region

Washington D.C.

Affiliations & Roles

Climate Justice Campaign Coordinator, Sojourners

 

Melody Zhang  is a Climate Justice Campaign Coordinator at Sojourners in Washington, DC. Sojourners is a Christian advocacy organization and media platform focused on the transformation of self and society towards a more just, peaceful, and compassionate world. Melody’s mission as the Climate Justice Lead is to create an energizing lens of the climate crisis for people of faith, and particularly for Sojourner’s readership. 

Melody’s work focuses on creating a cultural shift within the church around issues of  climate. Melody achieves this by uplifting young people who then influence their pastors' and religious leaders' understandings of climate change and by finding common language to mobilize communities on climate, especially among communities of color. As a young woman of color herself, Melody deems this very important. 

Melody is working to build and activate a nationwide church network of “Climate Champion Congregations” by identifying critical leaders in each church who become powerful climate advocates for their communities and at the federal level. She aims to design and craft a comprehensive climate curriculum that incorporates basic biblical foundations of earthkeeping, stewardship in the church, climate awareness and education on a local, state, and federal levels, and activities for climate advocacy as a person of faith, including scriptural analysis, webinars, videos, and films. 

Melody Zhang
Melody Zhang
Melody Zhang

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