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Urban Sanctuary (Disciples of Christ)

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Rev. Dana Bainbridge, Pastor
80 S 5th San Jose
San Jose, CA 95112

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Urban Sanctuary is a boldly progressive spiritual community rooted in the Christian tradition. They seek to be a safe place to explore beliefs and practices with freedom, a place where questions are encouraged and where valued Wisdom traditions co-exist to enrich each other.

Fall 2022 Mission & Ministry Grant

Mobilizing Older Adults for Climate Justice (THIS! Is What We Did)

THIS! Is What We Did is a climate change advocacy organization with a special focus on mobilizing older adults to become part of the climate movement. It’s a non-profit that was incubated by Urban Sanctuary San Jose, a Disciples Church.

THIS! Is What We Did sees people 50 years and older as an untapped resource to fight climate change. Research has shown that civil resistance movements can be successful when at least 3.5 percent of the population is engaged in the movement. THIS! seeks to contribute to this movement by building a climate action community and developing leaders to multiply engagement. Over the past three years THIS! has built a core of quality programs and action opportunities engaging older adults, including a course on how to have Effective Climate Conversations (ECC).

Mission Area: Older Adult Ministries

Grant Amount: $5,000