CLIMATE ACTION: A MORAL IMPERATIVE FOR CONNECTICUT COMMUNITIES OF FAITH
Thursday, November 7
8:00am – 5:30pm
Asylum Hill Congregational Church
The Mission of the Summit
Our mission is to create awareness across Connecticut about religious communities’ unique responsibility to respond to climate change and empower these communities to act on this responsibility.
The summit’s first aim is to help religious and lay leaders of all faith traditions grapple with a dimension of climate change that often gets remarkably little attention: its sobering moral implications. The summit’s second aim is to enable faith communities to work together, both spiritually and concretely, to confront this rapidly emerging threat. The summit will be an opportunity to learn about the physical, social, and moral implications of climate change as well as receive practical and spiritual tools to combat it.
Climate change must take its place as a central concern of communities of faith, which have long played pivotal roles in addressing the moral challenges inherent in slavery, apartheid, chronic poverty, chronic violence, mass joblessness, epidemics, and natural disasters. Climate change and its causes must now be recognized as increasingly interwoven in — and often exacerbating — the series of fundamental ills that call people of faith to express moral vision and lead moral action. As people of faith, we have a responsibility to help society decisively confront this crisis. It is in this spirit that we are inviting you to participate in the Climate Stewardship Summit.
The summit will address these issues:
•Why does climate change necessitate moral action, and why should communities of faith help lead this action?
•What climate strategies have been effective in communities of faith, and what resources are available to assist this important work?
•How can we work together in the coming months and years?
Notable speakers, diverse panels, and breakout sessions will address climate change from a variety of perspectives. They will outline the science of climate change and its causes and effects, present spiritual responses to global warming, and explore the theological ground for this work. The summit also will provide practical information on topics such as energy efficiency, renewable technologies, green economies, policy initiatives, and socially responsible investing.
Suggested donation: $30 (Sliding scale of $10 – $50 available as well.) Includes breakfast, lunch, and materials.
To register, please visit here.
And MANY THANKS go to our generous Sponsors!