Jewish, Christian leaders in environmental conference
Wednesday 30 March @ 22:02:49
As environmental problems become more serious, a variety of religious groups are coming to see conservation as part of their mission. Earlier this month the National Association of Evangelicals announced it would put its considerable political power into fighting global warming. Now, one of the religious leaders behind that announcement will speak to rabbis and pastors at Minnesota’s first-ever "Greening Your Congregation” conference April 3.
DeWitt, author of “Caring for Creation: Responsible Stewardship of God’s
Creation” will be the keynote speaker at the conference, which is sponsored
by the Minneapolis-based Alliance for Sustainability. The event will feature several
workshops for religious leaders, both to help people understand environmental
issues and give practical advice.
“A benefit of this conference is that we are giving people very valuable
tools to take action and teach their members how to take action, to make a difference
right away,” said Alliance director Sean Gosiewski. “They can learn
how to get a free energy audit, how to make their building greener, how a congregation
can engage their members to invest in clean energy and purchase wind power.”
February, the Alliance had hosted a two-part seminar on sustainable living for
leaders of 16 Jewish synagogues and institutions across the state.
“People of many faiths are rediscovering the moral duty to care for the
Earth,” said Rabbi Alexander Davis of Beth El Synagogue. “Events like
this help people of all faiths realize they have this responsibility.” ||
The "Greening Your Congregation" workshop will take place on Sunday April 3rd, 2005 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm @ the First Universalist Church, 3400 Dupont Ave S., Mpls, MN 55408. FirstUniv.org & AllianceForSustainability.net
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