Climate Change, Extreme Weather & Vulnerability: An Interfaith Summit

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Old South Church

645 Boylston Street

Boston, MA 02116

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Climate Change, Extreme Weather and Vulnerability: An Interfaith Summit on How to Respond

In the wake of the latest National Climate Assessment and UN report on the projected serious consequences of unchecked climate change, interfaith leaders from the greater Boston area are working with Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW) to host an Interfaith Summit on Vulnerability and Climate Change on the afternoon of March 10th, 2019.

The summit will focus on the role of faith communities in helping their community members prepare for future climate impacts such as floods, extreme heat, and severe storms. We will share knowledge on the types of changes we are already seeing and can expect to see in the Northeast, discuss practical ways congregations can prepare themselves and their surrounding community, and discern together how our spiritual practices can help sustain not only our efforts, but also our souls, hearts, and minds, as we engage in this most critical mission.

For more details on the agenda and our sponsors, and for complete biographies of each speaker, please visit our website.

Agenda (subject to change):

1:30-2:00 Registration

2:00-2:15 Welcome, Opening Prayer

2:20-2:40 Presentation on Current and Projected Climate Impacts

2:45-3:45 Panel & Table Discussions on Existing Societal Vulnerabilities & Intersections with Climate Change

3:45-4:00 Break

4:00-4:30 Breakout Groups on Spiritual Sustenance in Times of Climate Chaos

4:30-5:00 Presentations on Actions for Congregations:

5:00-5:30 Next Steps in Your Community

5:30-5:40 Closing Prayer

5:40-6:00 Mingling, snacks


Rabbi Katy Allen

Craig S. Altemose

Reverend Margaret Bullitt-Jonas

Rt. Bishop Suffragan Bud Cederholm

Padre Edwin Johnson

Arlene Magoon

Reverend Don Remick

Councilor Michelle Wu


Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts

Massachusetts Conference UCC - Environmental Ministries Task Team & Disaster Resource and Response Team

Jewish Climate Action Network

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