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Upcoming Book & Film Events 

Each month, the Compassion Consortium suggests a book or film for you to read or view that relates to our mission. Then join us to discuss and exchange thoughts regarding the book or film and its meaning to you. When possible, the book’s author or someone involved with the production of the film will join us.

 

MAY 11, 2021

 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time

  Via Zoom 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compassion Consortium is proud to present GreenFaith: Mobilizing God’s People to Save the Earth for your consideration. Join us at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 11, 2021 via Zoom as the author, The Reverend Fletcher Harper, joins us to discus the book and his work, as well as answer your questions.

 

Synopsis of Book:

God is calling us to live differently. The challenges we face are imminent. GreenFaith provides vision, inspiration, and practical tools to help you build your faith while inhabiting a creation that is at risk. With honesty and candor, Fletcher Harper shows that it takes belief and practice, science and faith to sustain us and our planet. The book gives concrete examples and tips that will help people of faith and worshiping communities engage in Earth care—in bold, life-giving ways. Each chapter has questions to guide personal study and group conversation. All bets are off if we go over the climate change cliff—a disaster greater than many Hurricane Sandys. There is no doubt that climate change is happening. While debated for years and despite some media reports to the contrary, the majority of people are ready to take action to avoid calamity. But what action is advisable or even possible? What can ordinary people do in the face of such staggering problems? Can or should faith communities play a part? Fletcher Harper shows how we can make a difference and make Earth a better world for all of us.

Reverend Harper Bio:

The Rev. Fletcher Harper is an Episcopal priest and the Executive Director of GreenFaith, a global multi-faith climate and environmental justice network.  


An internationally recognized author, speaker, and pioneer of the worldwide religious environmental movement, he has been a leading voice in the faith community’s response to the climate crisis for the last two decades. He has worked with diverse faith leaders around the world, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and former United Nation’s Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. 


Rev. Harper is the co-founder of Shine, an international campaign that brings together bold innovators to overcome the threat of entrenched poverty and climate change, and to achieve universal access to affordable and reliable energy.
 

He spearheads the faith-based fossil fuel divestment movement around the world, is one of the faith leaders of the People's Climate Marches, and plays a leading role in the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative, a campaign organizing religious communities to fight tropical deforestation and protect Indigenous Peoples’ rights.

 

 

 

 

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