We are a coalition of faith-based groups in the city of Bellingham and county of Whatcom, Washington, joining to share actions and strategies to combat and deal with the effects of climate change.

Current Newsletter

See our March 2020 newsletter.



Coronavirus

See the current Whatcom County health department news and guidelines at
this link.


Past Meetings

Information from some of our previous meetings can be found on the Inspiration page.

Next Meetings

Our next meeting will be via Zoom on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 6:30 p.m. A link to join the meeting will be sent out on our email listserv a day ahead of the meeting. (If you aren't already on the list, use the form above on this page.)

Fred Lane

Our guest speaker will be Fred Lane from the Lummi Nation.

We are excited and fortunate to have Fred Lane join our MNCJ meeting this month. Fred was born and raised on the Lummi Indian Reservation and has been actively involved in the Lummi Nation.  One of Fred’s particular talents is in serving as a bridge between Lummi Nation and non-Native communities.  His efforts and activities include being a videographer, documenting and educating Tribal and non-tribal members on Lummi community life, ways, leaders and history.  He’s been one of the key figures on the last several Totem Pole Journeys which sought to bring together diverse communities in defending and protecting the Earth from fossil fuel projects throughout the U.S. and Canada, for the protection of the Salish Sea and for the return of Sk’aliCh’elh-tenau (Tokitae/Lolita).  Fred led a delegation of Pacific Northwest Indian Youth to the COP21 talks in Paris in 2015 as part of a movement to bring the Indigenous voice more prominently into the UN climate talks.  He’s helped and led the coordination several Lummi landings of the Tribal Canoe Journeys, an annual Tribal event of reaffirming Coast Salish culture and connections.  He is now serving on the Lummi Indian Business Council (Tribal Council).  Fred firmly believes in the protection of Mother Earth and in protecting and promoting Lummi’s Schelangen (way of life) for all future generations of Lummi Nation.

The presentation will be followed by a short business meeting updating on current committee projects.