Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sustainable Faith Forum in Omaha

Sustainable Faith, an interfaith forum on climate change and clean energy, is next Saturday, February 27, at the College of Saint Mary in Omaha. The forum is presented by the College of Saint Mary and Repower America. Nathan Empsall from this year's Resurrection House group is the Nebraska Faith Outreach Coordinator for Repower America and one the organizers of the event. I'll be giving a presentation on greening congregations; other presentations will be on topics such as environmental stewardship and eco-spirituality. The program looks like it has enough breadth to be a good introduction to religious environmentalism for folks who are just starting to think about this, but also some depth for people who are already involved. 

Send questions about the event to; if you know you are going, it would help with planning for the day if you send a message to the same e-mail address or RSVP on the Facebook page for the event. Here is the information from the Sustainable Faith flyer:

Sustainable Faith

Interfaith Forum on Climate Change and Clean Energy

Religions around the world are united in their beliefs that humans must be good stewards of God’s creation. Join Repower America and College of Saint Mary for an interfaith forum on the environment. Learn what different denominations preach on environmental stewardship, what you can do to make your congregation more energy efficient, and where the conversation is heading - both nationally and locally.

The participating religious leaders and teachers plan to counteract the culture of fear, ignorance or denial with a culture of hope - facing the scientifically-recognized climate challenge together - and with defiant optimism.

EVENT: Sustainable Faith
An Interfaith Forum on Climate Change and Clean Energy

DATE: Saturday, February 27, 2010

TIME: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. (*Documentary showing begins at 5 p.m.)

LOCATION: College of Saint Mary
Gross Auditorium (Math & Science Building)
7000 Mercy Road
Omaha, NE


Light refreshments will be provided.

*Following the forum will be a showing of the documentary, “Coal Country.”