In early December Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church opened its doors for an afternoon symposium on Climate, Faith and Advocacy, co-sponsored by Kehila, Am Kolel and Cedar Lane in partnership with Interfaith Partners, Interfaith Power and Light, GreenFaith, the Sierra Club, 350MoCo, Green America and the Chesapeake Climate Action Network.
The 3-hour event attracted approximately 120 people for keynote speaker, Rev Fletcher Harper, executive director of GreenFaith, who had some worrisome news about geo-engineering fixes applied to the carbon rich atmosphere. The address was followed by a panel discussion and workshops that ranged from lessons in advocacy and inspiration from spiritual texts, to state and national issues, to steps we can take in our homes, with our investments, and in our congregations to address climate issues.
According to Fletcher Harper, “For many years local partnerships of religious groups and concerned citizens at municipal or county level have made a substantial impact on hunger, poverty and other critical issues. Now is the time for these local spiritual communities to come together to protect the earth.”
Special thanks to Reb David, Kehila Green and Marketing Committees, Cedar Lane Church other partners and volunteers who helped make the event possible.
[Photos by Bert Zbar}