Sustaining hope in the face of climate change: Faith communities gather

Washington, DC

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The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church Katharine Jefferts Schori and the Archbishop of the Church of Sweden Anders Werjyd  are co-convening “Sustaining hope in the face of climate change” to foster thoughtful and productive dialogue about climate change,  while highlighting the faith communities’ responsibility in responding to this worldwide crisis.   The Wednesday May 1  keynote event will frame a  theological response to climate change while highlightin current scientific data.   The May 2 afternoon series of roundtable discussions will explore how the church can and does  respond to climate change, both locally and internationally.

 The Wednesday night keynote talk will be given by  Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker of the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, followed by Dr. Kevin Noone from the Swedish Royal Academy of Science. 


On May 2 at 2PM, a series of roundtable conversations, facilitated by Rev. David Crabtree,  will be held with national and international climate change leaders.   


The first panel will be about the international response to climate change with Kevin Noone, Dr. Willis Jenkins from Yale, Bishop Julio Murray of Panama and Mary Minette, Evangelical Lutheran Church environmental specialist.  

The second panel will focus on local responses to climate change with Rev.Margaret Bullit-Jonas, from Interreligious Witness for the Earth, Rev. Henrik Grape from the Church of Sweden,  and Ms. Cassandra Carmichael, director of the National Council of Church Ecojustice office.


Both events are free  and held at St. John's at Lafayette Square.  All  are warmly encouraged to attend.