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Preach-In on Climate Change – Church of the Nativity, Raleigh
February 15, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
On Sunday, February 15, Church of the Nativity in Raleigh will participate in the National Interfaith Power & Light Preach-In on Climate Change. The worship services will include music, liturgy, and a sermon with Creation Care themes. During Adult Formation at both the 9 and 10 am sessions, Carl Sigel will present a talk entitled Sacred Foodscapes: Food, Faith, and Climate Change. Our entry point for this presentation will be to first explore the current condition of the Earth’s biosphere and level of global food security. Next we will discuss three confounding realities:
1) the increasing world population is placing unprecedented demands on agriculture and natural resources
2) about one-third of the Earth’s greenhouse gas emissions result from agriculture, and climate change has already cut into the global food supply
3) what we eat profoundly affects not only our own health, but also the health of the planet.
The good news is that there are solutions to these dilemmas. Our hope for the future is expressed in the words of this prayer from the Book of Common Prayer, “Give us a reverence for the earth as your own creation, that we may use its resources rightly in the service of others and to your honor.” (Prayers of the People, Form IV). We will explore some of the promising and innovative solutions in agriculture that are being developed and implemented.
This event is taking place as part of the national Preach-In on Climate Change, events around the country focusing on creation care and occurring between Valentine’s Day and Earth Day. Click here if you would like to learn more.