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He preaches the gospel of climate justice

Posted On: 25 Mar 2020   |   Posted By: Grist

These days, we all could use a little good news - so we're presenting five of this year's Grist 50 Fixers, in depth. For a quick dose of hope and optimism, meet 2020 Fixer Michael Malcom.
Michael Malcom preached his first sermon at age 8. Years later, in 2016, he became senior pastor of Rush Memorial Congregational United Church of Christ in Atlanta. Increasingly, though, he felt compelled to take more direct action on climate and environmental justice, beyond the walls of his church.
In 2018, Malcom relaunched Alabama Interfaith Power and Light , a local chapter of a national organization that mobilizes faith leaders to respond to climate change. Last year, he founded the People's Justice Council to coordinate faith-based groups around grassroots activism. He also works with Climate Action Network International. Earlier this year, he resigned as pastor to become a full-time advocate and organizer focused on policy change.
Malcom was recently named to the 2020 Grist 50 , an annual list of emerging climate...

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