The Season of Creation Calendar is a calendar of weekly themes to celebrate during the season. Each week will be centered around a different domain of creation and the season will always end with a blessing for animals. To view the entire calendar, which includes themes for 2018, 2019, and 2020, click here.
Interfaith Power &Light (IPL) is hosting Faith Climate Action Week, which is the week leading up to Earth Day. The theme this year is Charged with Faith: Leading the way to a clean energy future. IPL has released the pre-registration to be the first to have access to the Faith Climate Action Week Kits and to be updated about available resources. To pre-register, click here.
Ecowomanist Wisdom: Embracing Spiritual Rest & Active Contemplation is a dynamic program put on my the MaryKnoll Sisters meant to invite people to examine the sacred earth from the perspective of women of African descent. Using Christian meditation practices, participants will be guided into consideration of how these women’s understandings help shape new direction for sustainable practices in the balance of earth. The event will be held from July 9th to July 14th in Ossining, New York. To view a flyer on this event, click here. To read more on how to register for this event and others like it, click here.
The youth at First Presbyterian Church in Delaware are celebrating Earth Day on Sunday, April 23 from 11:30-2:00 at Blue Limestone Park with games nature walks and recycled artwork. Click here to see the events calendar and the address for this event.
The National Caretakers of God’s Creation Conference has moved this year from Ohio to the DC suburbs so that members of Caretakers can participate in the National Climate Justice March on the US Capital Mall on April 29th. The Caretakers conference is on April 28th and includes inspiring worship, keynote speakers and workshops to help with work on climate justice and developing greener churches. The conference will be a day of inspiration, education and preparation. It begins with worship, including a message of hope brought by United Methodist Bishop C. Joseph Sprague, will include major addresses by Rev. Fletcher Harper, Rev. Jenny Phillips, and will conclude with worship and communion with sermons by Bill McKibben and Michelle Roberts. To learn more and see a specific agenda, click here.
Shepherd’s Corner offers a public walk through there spiritual labyrinth once a month. It is a space for peace, insight, comfort, healing, energy, connection, and letting go. The next walk is offered April 27th from 7-8:30 pm and you must register by April 25. The event is free but a 5$ donation is suggested. To register for this event, click here.
To see the events calendar, click here.
The People’s Climate Movement is planning a march on April 29 in Washington DC. They are aiming to stand up to protect the future of the planet, the safety of communities, and the health of families. Their website contains their platform, which includes rapidly reducing greenhouse gas and toxic pollution, protecting human rights and native ecosystems, and many more goals. Disclaimer: this event is highly political.
Join OSU in hosting The Veritas Forum at The Ohio Union on March 7 from 7PM to 10 PM. Come explore the consequences technological innovations have on societies’ workers. The Veritas Forums are hosted by coalitions of Christian fellowships with the aim of engaging students in discussions of life’s hardest questions. Speakers include:
Professor of Economics and Public Administration, OSU
Professor of Economics, University of Notre Dame
Professor of Information Systems and Marketing , Carnegie Mellon University
Derek Thompson as moderator
Senior Editor, Atlantic Magazine
For more information go to www.veritas.org or veritas.org/osu.
The Ministerium of Ideas is an interfaith group of church leaders from various churches all around Columbus. They gather to discuss various ideas and intellectual thought, with a focus on religion, issues, and philosophy. To check out some of their topics of discussion, click here. If you are especially interested, they will be having a meeting on climate change on Tuesday, April 19th from Noon – 1:30 at the Newman Center.