National Faith Leaders Roundtable on Climate Change is announced

From a National Council of Churches release

“Blessed Tomorrow,” the faith program of ecoAmerica, along with a host committee, is convening a roundtable of 20 to 25 national faith leaders, in person, to discuss and plan denominational, organizational, and collective efforts to catalyze public engagement and political action on climate solutions.

Starting next year, there will be seven years to make significant progress toward climate solutions to meet the IPCC 2030 climate goals. This presents a momentous opportunity and responsibility for faith leaders to champion climate justice and work toward climate solutions. The significance of the number seven across faith traditions offers a profound framework.

The event will be on the afternoon of Nov. 14 at Auburn Seminary in New York City.

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The host committee includes:

— Bishop Vashti McKenzie, interim president and general secretary of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the US

— John Dorhauer, general minister and president of the United Church of Christ

— Teresa Hord Owens, general minister and president of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

— Bishop Anne Henning-Byfield, president of the Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

— Imam Mohamed Magid, executive religious director of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society Center

— Basharat Saleem, executive director of the Islamic Society of North America

— Rabbi Jonah Pesner, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

— Emma Jordan-Simpson, president of Auburn Seminary


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