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June 16-19 Organizing for Climate Justice at Pendle Hill

Jun 16, 2016 @ 3:30 am - Jun 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

The call to climate justice and protecting Earth as our common home is a paramount moral challenge of our time. World religious leaders have raised their voices to proclaim the urgency of addressing climate disruption. More and more people of faith are responding to the climate crisis with action – from community organizing to solarize neighborhoods, to lobbying state government to forestall fracking, to engaging in nonviolent direct action to halt building of the Keystone XL pipeline. Skillful strategic actions in these areas complement each other and strengthen the movement for climate justice.

Ready to build your skills for climate justice? Join us June 16-19 for a three-day conference to enhance the power of people of faith to meet the challenge of climate disruption. Beginning with multifaith worship on Thursday evening, we will use plenaries, workshops, and interest groups on Friday and Saturday to deepen our capacity to work with others effectively in three skill areas:

  • constructive community resilience building;
  • formulating and carrying out strategic nonviolent direct action campaigns; and
  • lobbying and moral advocacy in the public sphere.

On Sunday, we will connect our themes and close with a circle of commitment to pledge our next faithful steps to achieve climate justice.

Please review the following track options before you register (click on the track heading for more details). Upon registration, we will ask you to select the track in which you are led to enroll, and also to pose a question for Bill McKibben to respond to in his videotaped message to the conference.

Financial aid is available to assist registrants.

The program will begin with registration between 3:30pm-6:00pm on Thursday, June 16, followed by dinner at 6:00pm and opening plenary at 7:15pm. The program will end with lunch on Sunday from 12 noon to 1pm.

Register here.

Details

Start:
Jun 16, 2016 @ 3:30 am
End:
Jun 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Website:
http://www.pendlehill.org/learn/powerful-faith-based-organizing-for-climate-justice/#.V1Yoq_krLDd

Venue

Pendle Hill
338 Plush Mill Road
Wallingford,, PA 19086-6023 United States
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Phone:
800-742-3150
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