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WFU School of Divinity – An Evening with Rev. Sally Bingham
March 25, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
If you haven’t thought of climate change as a matter of faith, Rev. Bingham hopes to inspire you to do so. Climate change is the greatest moral challenge of our time and the religious voice is the one chance we have to really motivate change in the way we think about and use energy. Global warming which is causing the climate to change is no longer just an environmental or political issue. It is a moral issue and the decisions we make today to either address it or not will dictate the future. Come hear one of the country’s leading religious voices on climate issues, and learn of the hopeful work the church is called to undertake on behalf of God’s creation.
Rev. Sally Bingham, founder and President of Interfaith Power & Light, will speak. The Rev. Sally Bingham has brought widespread attention to the link between religious faith and the environment through her work on The Regeneration Project and the Interfaith Power & Light campaign. As one of the first faith leaders to fully recognize global warming as a core moral issue, she has mobilized thousands of religious people to put their faith into action through energy stewardship. Sally serves as Canon for the Environment in the Episcopal Diocese of California and is the lead author of Love God Heal Earth, published by St. Lynn’s Press in 2009. In 2012, Sally was awarded the Audubon Society’s Rachel Carson Award for her environmental leadership.
Free and open to the public.
Part of the Ecotones of the Spirit speaker & event series sponsored by the Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership Initiative at the School of Divinity.
About Ecotones of the Spirit
An ecotone is the edge where two ecosystems meet–field and forest, ocean and estuary–and is a place rich with biological diversity, abundance, and opportunity. In this speaker series, we will explore the conversational ecotones where food justice meets faith, climate activism meets religious leadership, and where contemplative spirituality encounters the ecological crisis. Bringing together food activists, writers, and theologians, these gatherings will create a space where ecological and social challenges—food insecurity, climate change, environmental racism—can be held in tension with the Psalmist’s call to “be still and know that I am God.”
The series begins on Thursday, March 19, and concludes with a half-day conference on Tuesday, April 14th.