Presenter: Maureen Wild, SC (Gabriola Island, Canada)

Webinars are free, but registration is required. For more information and to register go to: www.scearthconnection.org.

Presenter: Maureen Wild, SC (Gabriola Island, Canada)

Webinars are free, but registration is required. For more information and to register go to: www.scearthconnection.org.

Presenter: Imogene Drummond, international artist, and filmmaker (New York)

In these presentations, Imogene Drummond will share how her growing awareness of our integral connection with the Universe influenced the development of her art in diverse media, including film, video installation, and an educational program that combines Self-worth, Creativity, and the Cosmos.

Imogene Drummond, M.F.A., M.S.W., A.C.S.W., is an internationally collected painter, award-winning filmmaker, artist/educator, and former psychotherapist. Her experience, talent, and vision converge in Art Sparks. Her article “Options for the Future”; is the closing piece in the thought-provoking anthology The Rule of Mars (KIT, 2006) which was endorsed by Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist and author Jared Diamond. Due to her painting expeditions around the world, Drummond was invited to join the Society of Woman Geographers whose membership includes explorers of ideas as well as geography, among them Eleanor Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, and Jane Goodall.

Presenter: Imogene Drummond, international artist, and filmmaker (New York)

In these presentations, Imogene Drummond will share how her growing awareness of our integral connection with the Universe influenced the development of her art in diverse media, including film, video installation, and an educational program that combines Self-worth, Creativity, and the Cosmos.

Imogene Drummond, M.F.A., M.S.W., A.C.S.W., is an internationally collected painter, award-winning filmmaker, artist/educator, and former psychotherapist. Her experience, talent, and vision converge in Art Sparks. Her article “Options for the Future”; is the closing piece in the thought-provoking anthology The Rule of Mars (KIT, 2006) which was endorsed by Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist and author Jared Diamond. Due to her painting expeditions around the world, Drummond was invited to join the Society of Woman Geographers whose membership includes explorers of ideas as well as geography, among them Eleanor Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, and Jane Goodall.

Putting the SDGs into action:
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations are a commitment to achieving sustainable development across three dimensions – environmental, social, and economic in an inclusive and integrated way.

Please join the “Cincinnati Area Faith Communities Go Green” team to participate in a global Ecochallenge and put these SDGs into action.

It’s free! It’s fun!

To be a part of the team REGISTER HERE!

Learn more about the United Nations SDGs at
https://sdgs.un.org/

Learn more about this EcoChallenge at https://earthmonth.ecochallenge.org/

Questions/Concerns?
Contact: Becca Desai at bfdesai@aol.com

On February 27, 2022 at 4:00pm ET, student activists from six local universities (Cincinnati State, Miami University, Mount Saint Joseph, Northern Kentucky University, University of Cincinnati and Xavier University) will discuss current campus efforts to address climate change. Join us online via Zoom to hear these bright university students discuss their current ideas and initiatives for how we can all collectively work towards building a better future for both the environment and humankind. This program is brought to you by Faith Communities Go Green in collaboration with Green Umbrella and EquaSion. To register, please visit https://greenumbrella.org/faith/

Gathering at two times on February 24, 2022, people of faith around the world will gather to learn more about how the financial industries have financed the climate’s destructions by investing in the fossil fuel industry, get energized to organize as people of faith to hold asset managers and banks accountable, and commit to bold next steps in their regions.

The campaign will advance the progressive climate movement by amplifying the voices of frontline and Global South faith communities and Indigenous communities, and by aligning religious voices and power with the climate movement’s agenda.

We will showcase moral standards which would then become a public document calling on people of faith around the world to organize around climate finance. These standards will position these leaders to push their institution’s investors.

This will also be a gathering and training of grassroots leaders as they begin to organize in their communities. Part of the summit will be led by frontline community leaders and include training to bridge the gap between frontline leaders and investment leaders, particularly moving into action.

The campaign will be grounded in high-quality theological and spiritual teachings and rituals.

Join the official Launch Call on 24 February at either 9am ET or 7pm ET.

We are planning on holding information sessions on the Laudato Si’ Action Platform and how our Archdiocese will be implementing the different goals across the different sectors. We don’t have a hard date set yet, but please be on the look out for an invitation for events to be held the week of February 14-18.
Here’s a brief article giving a bit more information on the new platform.
In May of this year the Vatican launched the 7-year Laudato Si’ Action Platform (laudatosiactionplatform.org).  This initiative’s aim is to have every Catholic institution, from the family to large organizations, become ecologically sustainable in seven years. Pope Francis’ goal is “to help lead the world’s Catholics along a journey of intensified action in caring for creation.” In his video message on May 24th, Pope Francis stated that “We need a new ecological approach that can transform our way of dwelling in the world, our styles of life, our relationship with the resources of the Earth and, in general, our way of looking at humanity and of living life.”
“Our selfishness, our indifference and our irresponsible ways are threatening the future of our children…I therefore renew my appeal: let us overcome the temptation of selfishness that makes us predators of resources; let us cultivate respect for the gifts of the Earth and creation, let us inaugurate a lifestyle and a society that is finally eco-sustainable,” said Francis in his video address.
In his encyclical Laudato Si’, published five years ago, Pope Francis identified the ecological crisis as “a summons to profound interior conversion; a reexamining of our relationships with the Creator, with creation, and with our sisters and brothers.” He also noted that “Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue…and calls for a spiritual and cultural revolution to realize integral ecology.”
The Laudato Si’ Action Platform focuses on seven sectors: families, parishes, schools, hospitals, businesses, organizations, and religious orders. It has seven goals: the response to the cry of the earth, the response to the cry of the poor, ecological economics, adoption of simple lifestyles, ecological education, ecological spirituality, and community involvement. More specific steps about how the various sectors can become active participants in working towards the action plan goals are available at www.catholicclimatecovenant.org.
“There is hope,” Pope Francis says. “We can all collaborate, each one with his own culture and experience, each one with her own initiatives and capacities, so that our mother Earth may be restored to her original beauty and creation may once again shine according to God’s plan.”
The Community Harvest Garden at Christ the King Lutheran Church in West Chester is entering its second year. We would like to invite YOU to join us in helping to feed our community.
The Community Harvest Garden includes the large Shared Harvest bed in which we grow produce for local food pantries. We also have smaller garden beds which people can “adopt’ to grow their own food.
No experience is needed! We are a teaching-garden and have experienced gardeners to guide novices through the growing process. Everyone is welcome to participate and to share their talents and learn new skills. Volunteer gardeners are needed to help with planting, maintenance, and harvesting in the Shared Harvest bed. Experienced gardeners are welcome to join us as a “gardening partner” to those who may need assistance in their adopted bed.
There will be a COMMUNITY HARVEST GARDEN 2022 INFORMATION NIGHT on Wednesday, February 9 at 7 pm. This meeting is for everyone interested in learning more about the garden and how they can get involved to grow food for themselves and our community. Join us in person at Christ the King Lutheran Church (7393 Dimmick Road, West Chester) or on Zoom (register at https://bit.ly/gardeninfo22). If you can’t attend and would like to learn more, contact us as communityharvestCTK@gmail.com.

Free online event

Featured lecture by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim

Moderator: Reverend Stephanie Johnson

Panelists:
Dr. Kareem Adeeb
Elizabeth Garnsey
Reverend Robert Kinnally
Cliff Knetchtle
Rabbi Jay TelRav

Hosted by the Congregational Church of New Canaan

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Register here for this free event.

Join the New Canaan Land Trust and Interfaith Council of New Canaan in an interfaith exploration of conservation and environmentalism. Centered around the three Abrahamic faiths, this program will explore the different ways that religion tasks us with protecting and stewarding the earth. We welcome community members of all faiths to join us either in-person or virtually.

The program will begin with a lecture from Drs. Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, professors at Yale University, and Co-Directors of the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology. Their presentation will link conservation and environmentalism to the teachings of many of the world’s religions. Drs. Tucker and Grim will also help us to understand how different faiths interpret and ask us to respond to the environmental issues that we face today.

Following the lecture, we will host a panel discussion with faith leaders from in and around New Canaan. The panel will be moderated by Reverend Stephanie Johnson, a former student of Drs. Tucker and Grim, who has spent many years working at the intersection of theology and environmentalism and facilitates faith-based environmental programs.