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To Stand Against the Storm, We Must Stand Somewhere: A Forum on Climate and Faith

June 16, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free
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Given the realities of climate change, what unique role can faith communities play in North Carolina? In this 1/2 day workshop on June 16th, join us as we learn from local and national leaders on a wide array of topics related to faith and climate. This solutions-oriented gathering will explore not only what challenges we face with climate change, but also the unique role faith communities have to play in finding creative solutions. Tired of another guilt-tripping environmental workshop that bums you out and leaves you feeling overwhelmed? This one is different. Join us as we focus on theological reflection, ecological resilience, and that much-neglected biblical virtue of hope. Our evening keynote will be given by biblical scholar and activist Ched Myers.

This forum is free, however, you must register in advance. >> Register for the forum now.
Note: If you register for the 5-day Sabbath Economics and Watershed Discipleship course, you will be automatically registered for the forum on June 16.
Tentative Schedule
1:00 – 1:30pm Welcome
1:30 – 4:00pm Workshops (2 tracks, 1 hour each)*
4:00 – 5:30pm Outings: We will offer three options:
Forest Garden Tour at Warren Wilson’s Permaculture Garden
Birding Walk Along the River
Prayer Labyrinth Walk
5:30 – 7:00pm Dinner/Fellowship (local BBQ and vegetarian options)
7:00 – 8:00pm Keynote with Ched Myers (open to the public)
*We will feature two workshop sessions with three offerings each time. Titles include:
  • Climate Change 101 (including regional impacts)
  • Climate Change, Scripture, & Theology (including justice emphasis)
  • Climate Change – Hope, Solutions, & Action
  • Climate Change, Food, and Faith
  • Climate Change and Congregational Life
  • Being a Good Witness: Climate Change Advocacy

Sponsored by the Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership Initiative at Wake Forest U. School of Divinity, WNC Green Congregations, Western NC Alliance, NC Interfaith Power & Light, and host congregation Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church.

Venue

Warren Wilson College Chapel
701 Warren Wilson Road
Swannanoa, NC 28778 United States
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