On Saturday, October 26, Central Seminary will hold an event, “Joining God in Saving the Earth: Mobilizing for Action on the Climate Crisis,” as part of their Buttry Center for Peace and Nonviolence. The day will begin with a plenary session at 9:00 and will end at 4:00 p.m. The featured speaker will be the Rev. Fletcher Harper, an Episcopal priest and the executive director of GreenFaith, an interfaith environmental coalition providing leadership in the religious environmental movement addressing the climate crisis.
In addition to plenary sessions with Harper, Rev. Dr. Ruth Lofgren Rosell, Director of the Buttry Center for Peace and Non-Violence, will show a slide presentation from a recent Climate Reality Leadership Training in Minneapolis. In the afternoon a panel of representatives from various local organizations will present ways to organize and mobilize to address the climate crisis.
Cost is $15, which includes lunch. Registration is available at bit.ly/CareForTheEarth or by visiting cbts.edu. Scholarships are available. Tickets will also be available at the door for $20 each.
Rosell said this about why the Buttry Center for Peace and Nonviolence is holding this event:
Peace is far more than simply the absence of conflict or war. It involves wellbeing or wholeness in every aspect of life. A healthy and flourishing earth is an essential foundation for such a peace. Right now the climate crisis is a very urgent matter. It is exacerbating conflict and greatly impacting the possibility of peace.
Central Seminary invites people of faith concerned about the climate crisis to consider how faith speaks to this crisis, learn about ways it is being addressed, connect with community leaders working on this issue, discover how to make a difference, and, finally, to be inspired to act.