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Faith Communities & Climate Resilience Summit: From Resilience to Restoration

August 18, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Free

The impact of climate change on our communities is no longer in doubt. We all feel these impacts in one way or another, be they from heat waves, wildfires, or floods. Often, our faith buoys us through these difficult times by providing food, shelter, or hope for a better tomorrow.

But moving beyond reaction, how can faith communities be hubs of resilience, helping our neighbors weather the physical, social, and spiritual storms of the climate crisis? How do we plan and build a world in which the most vulnerable are not simply protected from these climate impacts, but empowered to thrive?

Join us for an evening of discussion and workshops on building climate resilience and restoring our communities to places of safety, justice, and prosperity. Learn how faith communities, academics, and government officials from across the U.S. are finding new and creative solutions to climate challenges.

Event Agenda:

5:00-5:15 – Opening Remarks and Prayer

5:15-6:00 – Panel 1: Racial Justice, Recovery, Resilience, and Restoration

Dr. Junia Howell: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Illinois-Chicago

Queen Quet: Chieftess and Head-of-State for the Gullah/Geechee Nation

6:00-6:30 – Workshops

Faithful Resilience in Practice

Building Physical Resilience to Climate Change

Cultivating Resilience Within Ourselves

Political Advocacy for Climate Solutions

6:30-7:15 – Panel 2: Community Based Climate Resilience

Rev. Michael Malcolm: Executive Director, People’s Justice Council and Alabama Interfaith Power and Light

TBD

7:15-7:30 – Closing Keynote Address

Dr. Rick Spinrad: Administrator, National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA)
7:30-7:40 – Closing Remarks

Avery Davis Lamb: Co-Executive Director, Creation Justice Ministries

Details

Date:
August 18, 2022
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://secure.everyaction.com/FcF6s8F4kUeS8s0aQeR0EQ2

Venue

online (zoom or other)
virtual/online United States + Google Map