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Renewal, a documentary of diverse religious environmental activism
March 31, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
View & Discuss Renewal, a 2008 documentary film, is the first feature-length documentary film to capture the vitality and diversity of today’s religious-environmental activists. Directed and produced by American filmmakers Marty Ostrow and Terry Kay Rockefeller, the film includes eight stories that represent the growing religious-environmental movement. Each story is set in a different religious-tradition, addressing a different environmental concern. Renewal began airing on public television stations in the United States in April, 2009.
The eight stories in Renewal are:
- A Crime Against Creation: Evangelicals bear witness to mountaintop removal mining and the destruction of Appalachia
- Going Green: GreenFaith in New Jersey helps congregations take the first steps to environmental action
- Food for Faith: Muslim tradition and charity forge bonds between urban communities and sustainable farms in Illinois
- Ancient Roots: The Teva Learning Center and Adamah in Connecticut bring environmental education together with Jewish tradition
- Compassion in Action: Green Sangha, a Buddhist community in northern California, leads a campaign to save trees
- Eco-Justice: The Holy Spirit inspires a battle against industrial contamination in small-town Mississippi
- Sacred Celebration: Catholics and Native Americans embrace religious ritual in a struggle to protect New Mexico’s land and water
- Interfaith Power and Light: Across America people of all faiths mount a religious response to global warming
Sponsored by Transition Durham and NCIPL.