Friday, May 4, 2007

Climate Change Event at Mercy Center

Faith Communities Engage with Global Warmning
Wednesday May 9, 7-9 pm
Free program
Mercy Center* in Madison, Connecticut
Contact 203.245.0401 or to register [see for directions]*
[unfortunately for some with mobility challenges, the only space avialablethat evening is upstairs]

Join us to share resources and to learn what various faith communitiesand organizations are doing to learn about and take action on globalwarming. Following shared reflection and viewing of the interfaith video, "God's Creation and Global Warming", participants will share experiences and resources. We will explore ways to help congregations engage with issues ina faith context, and seek ways to move beyond resistance and obstacles toidentify significant actions they can take right now that can lead to a moresustainable future for the whole community of life. Please bring handouts and resources to share. Refreshments will be served.

Jeanie Graustein, the Environmental Justice Ministry Coordinator for theOffice of Urban Affairs of the Archdiocese of Hartford, will facilitate thediscussion. There will also be input and resources from Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Kiener, of Congregation Pnai Or, Director of the Interreligious Eco-JusticeNetwork of CT, who is unable to attend, but who has worked with numerous congregations taking action on energy efficiency. Mercy Center is a spiritual retreat and conference center for human development.

Mercy Center offers a hospitality that reveres the valueand uniqueness of each person, and hosts and develops programs thatenhance the quality of life in a changing world. For more information,contact Mercy Center Guest Services at 203.245.0401

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