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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 pmFree
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.
|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)|
- 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.
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