In 2018, Sikh communities will be celebrating the 8th annual Sikh Vatavaran Diwas (Sikh Environment day) on March 14th. It is a day for Sikhs to celebrate and reflect on their bond with the environment. Gurdwaras (local congregations) can hold divans (conferences) on nature themes and try to inspire sangat (companies) to install solar panels, host workshops, participate in kitchen gardening, and story sessions for young children. By joining in, Sikhs across the world will share what the environment means to them, and raise awareness about the state of ecology across their spiritual homeland, Punjab. To read more or register for Sikh Environment Day, click here.
The St. Thomas More Newman Center, the Roman Catholic campus ministry for Ohio State University, is having a short prayer service and blessing of animals in the Newman Center Garden on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. The event is free, but donations for the CHA Animal Shelter are encouraged. Click here for a wish list of items.
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Faith & Climate Action Day will be held on October 12th at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. There will be an interfaith prayer gathering from 11-11:45 AM then from 12 to 3 PM state legislators will be speaking on the importance of climate change. To register and read the rest of itinerary, click here.
The 5th annual Climate and Creation Stewardship Summit will be held on October 28th from 9:30 to 4:30 at Spring Glen United Church in Hamden, Connecticut. It will be hosted by the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network and will focus on water. To read the entire summary of the event, click here.