The Imperative to Address Climate Change: Voices of Faith Speak Out
Monday, April 22, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
5:30 pm Doors open
6:00 pm Program
7:30 pm Reception
At this Urban Sustainability Forum, explore how major world religions are addressing climate and how communities of faith in southeastern Pennsylvania can make a difference. The former Pope Benedict XVI called on members of the international community for a response to climate change. Christian denominations across the world have taken steps to encourage environmental stewardship in their communities. In 2009, more than 200 Muslim leaders developed a seven-year action plan on climate change. The Big Green Jewish Website campaigns to raise awareness of environmental issues in the Jewish community. We’ll discuss how to inspire environmental stewardship within communities of faith. In effect, we will begin a conversation on climate change that crosses the boundaries of partisanship, economics, and faith.
- (Moderator) Adam Garber, Field Director, PennEnvironment
- Mary Elizabeth Clark, Sisters of St. Joseph - Director, Earth Center; Special Assistant to the President of Chestnut Hill College for Sustainability
- Joy Bergey, Feberal Policy Director - Penn Future
Rabbi Mordechai Leibling, Director, Social Justice Organizing Program - Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
Reverend Jesse Brown, Founder, Executive Director,
National Association of African Americans for Positive Imagery
When & Where
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is America's oldest natural history museum and is a world leader in biodiversity and environmental research.