"The Laudato Si' Research Institute and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Faith for Earth Initiative cordially invite you to attend this online book launch for An Introduction to Qur’anic Ecology and Resonances with Laudato Si’, by Farhana Mayer.
The launch will consist of an introduction to the text by Farhana Mayer, followed by responses from scholars and practitioners including Revd Prof. Joshtrom Kureethadam (Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development; Pontifical Salesian University), Prof. Ibrahim Özdemir (Uskudar University; member of drafting team for Al-Mizan: A Covenant for the Earth) and Dr. Iyad Abu Moghli (UNEP, Faith for Earth). There will be an opportunity for Q&A at the end.
This event will take place online [on October 19, 2023 from 1pm to 2:15 EST]. After you have registered, we will be in touch with the link to join."
The goal of this short course is to read the Bible afresh: to reinterpret texts of terror (for other creatures) and to reclaim passages that show the importance and agency of nonhuman persons. It is intended as a tool for forming earth-inclusive Christians.
"We invite you to join us for a 3-day FREE online summit hosted by the Loka Initiative that brings together researchers, academics, experts from communities most impacted by environmental devastation and climate change, clinical psychology practitioners, and contemplative leaders to discuss eco-anxiety and climate distress within a framework of inner, community, and planetary resilience.
Rev. Fletcher Harper
Kyle X Hill
Tamara Toles O’Laughlin
Lama Rod Owens
Rev. Bobbi Patterson
Mary Evelyn Tucker
"The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is the largest climate and clean energy investment America has ever made, with strategic incentives to make the transition to clean energy and a decarbonized life easy, financially smart, and equitable.
It created programs to help you go electric — swapping out your old, fossil-fueled appliances for new, clean electric ones — over the next ten years. The IRA’s home energy offerings include upfront discounts, tax credits, and low-cost financing that together provide a substantial pot of money for every household to electrify the machines they rely on — the cars they drive, how they heat the air and water in their homes, cook their food, dry their clothes and get their power — regardless of income level.
Much of the solution to the climate crisis is just doing two things: getting all the carbon out of our electricity supply, and then electrifying everything we can.
As people of faith and conscience, shifting our household energy use to efficient technologies that use renewable energy is an opportunity to help bring about climate justice based on our shared values: caring for one another and our common home.
Jamal Lewis, Director of Policy Partnerships and Equitable Electrification for Rewiring America, joins us for a conversation on electrification, what it looks like, and what federal resources are available to help you do it.
Join us to learn more about the incentives that will be available to help make your home healthier and more efficient."
"A discussion surrounding the challenges educators, parents, and supporters of animal welfare face in teaching compassion to children.
This event will be held at Fordham Lincoln Center (113 W 60th Street, Manhattan, NY, 10023) for in person folks, with a Zoom option. Specific room information or a Zoom link will be sent out the week prior to the conference."
"Catholic Climate Covenant is hosting a community conversation for recent high school grads looking to be involved in climate action efforts on their college campus and beyond. Hear from current college students and virtually meet other recent high school graduates involved in faith-based climate justice efforts.
Email Kayla Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org or Diana Marin at email@example.com with any questions."
This event is "A Service of Celebration" in honor of the 40th anniversary of Creation Justice Ministries. There will be preaching, music, an offering, and a reception.
"The service will also be livestreamed. The link will be sent to registrants closer to the date. While there is no charge to attend, we ask you to register in advance.
Following the Service of Celebration, we will host a reception for everyone in attendance. We look forward to sharing fellowship with you all. Stay tuned for more information about refreshments and activities."
"Get ready to meet your Members of Congress on Tues and Wed July 25th and 26th, 2023, just before Tisha B'Av. No experience required.
We're scheduling convenient virtual half-hour meetings with your Members of Congress, so please register below. You can do this from wherever you are so don't worry if you are traveling."
"The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) created the largest climate and clean energy investment America has ever made. These bills provide federal funding for energy and climate resiliency improvements that can be used in houses of worship and our individual homes. This historic legislation provides people of faith and conscience with an opportunity to live our values of caring for one another and for our Sacred Earth. The IRA included clean energy tax credits for wind and solar, EVs, efficiency upgrades, heat pumps, and much more. It also made it easier for nonprofits and houses of worship to access clean energy funds and tax credits through a program called 'direct pay.' Before the IRA, only homeowners and commercial entities with some tax liability could claim tax credits when installing solar panels or other eligible technologies on an eligible property. Now, the 'direct pay' option means non-taxable entities can also benefit from these credits.
Join us for a briefing with the U.S. Department of Energy to learn more about direct pay, the tax credits, the programs, and the role faith communities can play in helping our country address the climate crisis and ensure that all communities are supported.
If you aren't able to attend, you can still register, and we will send the recording out to everyone who registered."
"To start with what is new yet ancient: The Shalom Center welcomes you to the sad obligation to mourn for the continuing destruction of our universal Temple Earth, just days before Tisha B’Av, and to bring active hope to protect and heal the universal Temple of all life on Earth.
We will gather by Zoom at 7:30pm Eastern on Sunday, July 23, to hear chants in English, created as a 'Lament for Earth' by Moving Tradition’s Rabbi Tamara Cohen, newly honored by the Covenant Foundation for her innovative work in Jewish education; suggestions for action to protect Temple Earth by The Shalom Center’s Rabbi Arthur Waskow; reflections on the unique role Jews have in showing up for climate justice by Jewish Youth Climate Movement’s Madeline Canfield; songs and teachings of hope and determination by Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA)’s Joelle Novey; and a call for specific pre-Tisha B’Av actions by Jewish Earth Alliance’s Dr. Mirele Goldsmith. A complete list of organizational co-sponsors and full speaker biographies can be found below the registration form at the bottom of this page."
"The holiday of Tu B'Av is often considered the 'Jewish valentines day' but it also has some pretty cool agricultural roots. At this time of year, the ancient Israelites were in the heat of the grape harvest. It was SUPER hot during the day so they would take advantage of the bright, full moon of Av to go out as a community and harvest the grapes together! Join teacher, farmer, author, and artist Rabbi Psachyah Lichtenstein, Director of Jewish Learning at Adamah to dig into what our sages and ancestors had to say about cultivating grapes.
Sliding scale $9 - $36"
“'Laudato Si’ and the U.S. Catholic Church: A Conference Series on Our Common Home' is a biennial series to equip and inspire Catholics to more deeply integrate Laudato Si’ and its climate change teaching into the U.S. Church.
The 2023 convening will be virtual and open on June 14 with a keynote address from Ms. Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) who brokered the Paris Agreement.
Throughout June and July, the series will host virtual 90-minute sessions on the goals of the Vatican's Laudato Si' Action Platform. Each session will feature a scholar who describes the goal, a practitioner who outlines their work to achieve the goal, and a moderated Q&A.
Catholic Climate Covenant is coordinating the Laudato Si' Action Platform in the U.S. Catholic Church through its God's Plan(et) initiative and Creighton University is a Platform signatory.
The first 'Laudato Si' and the U.S. Catholic Church' convening was held at Creighton in June 2019 and the presentations were published in the Journal of Moral Theology. The second was held virtually in June 2021 and the presentation recordings are available here."
"Join us for a captivating webinar as author Talitha Aho engages in a thought-provoking conversation about her book, 'In Deep Waters: Spiritual Care for Young People in a Climate Crisis.'
Discover how the climate crisis impacts the younger generation and the importance of offering ecologically informed spiritual care. Talitha will also discuss practical ways to care for and respect God's world, drawing on science, Scripture, and her expertise.
Whether you are a caring adult, a member of Generation Z, or simply interested in the intersection of Christianity and the environment, this webinar is not to be missed. Join us for an enlightening dialogue that will deepen your understanding, provide actionable strategies, and ignite hope in the face of our planet's challenges."
"What is your Telos? How do you find your Telos? What is a 3-D life and how do we operate in it? Whether you are single, married, widowed, a parent, or have no dependents, finding joy and life's purpose is a goal for most. This conference will assist women in finding their Telos and walk away with tools to support their journey. Registration through the link below is required for this free event."
This event was created to help people learn about and discuss the health impacts of methane pollution and how to create positive change with the environment and community.
"In September 2023 inshaAllah, Muslims dedicated to ending the climate crisis will gather at a summit to hear from renowned scholars and inspirational change-makers. Together, we will form an unbreakable network bound by an Islamic framework and worship of Allah (SWT), utilizing values of empathy, innovation, and justice to invite Muslims into the global climate conversation."
"Join us this Thursday April 22nd (#EarthDay ?) as we collaborate with @drexelmsa to discuss how we can actively practice a Sustainable Ramadan that is in line with the Prophetic Sunnah and the Quran, both within our home and with our communities! ?? The discussion will be led by community leaders and sustainability experts Imam Saffet Catovic and Sister Saarah Latif @saarahlatif. ?"
A Zoom panel discussion featuring Faithfully Sustainable cofounders Zainab Koli and Kadiatou Balde, as well as member Saja Elmishri, focusing on clothing sustainability, fast fashion, and how fashion impacts environmental justice.
Creation Care and Climate Justice Event Hosted by North Broadway United Methodist Church on March 15thThe North Broadway United Methodist Church is holding a creation care and climate justice event on March 15th, 2023 centered around pressing environmental issues and the actions needed to address them. The event will feature keynote speakers, breakout sessions, a panel discussion, and lunch. Local sustainable organizations and businesses will also be featured, including The Compost Exchange, REWASH Refillery, Sustainable Columbus, and The City of Columbus GreenSpot. Pre-registration is required for the event and more information can be found at: https://north-broadway.org/creation-care
"Pohoda is a music and arts festival with an international acclaim, where alternative, indie, electronica, world music, & punk meet classical; alongside literature, dance, visual art, film, and theatre." First organized in 1997, this festival takes place in Slovakia each summer. It is renowned for its social and ecological consciousness and promotion of community and sustainability. Pohoda received the Green Operations Award in 2017. Multi-cultural and environmentally friendly, Pohoda has set high operation standards for its festival counterparts.
EPN Breakfast: Recognition of historical injustices in agriculture and the importance of environmental experiences for racial healing"This program, on the 8th annual National Day of Racial Healing, addresses land access and explores the human connection to the environment through farming, gardening and other active outdoor activities and the ability for agricultural experiences and acknowledgement of historical injustices to serve as healing towards racial equity. The National Day of Racial Healing, part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial, Healing & Transformation efforts, is a time to contemplate our shared values and create the blueprint together for #HowWeHeal from the effects of racism. Launched on Jan. 17, 2017, National Day of Racial Healing is an opportunity to bring ALL people together in their common humanity and inspire collective action to create a more just and equitable world."
1/16/2024, 7:15-9:30 a.m.
Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4H Center
$25 for non-students, $5 for students, free for virtual participants