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UCC Environmental Justice Workshop

How can people of faith work for environmental justice for all? How can we create Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Beloved Community—one that is sustainable, healthy, and inclusive? This “train the trainer” workshop will explore these questions with the goal of empowering conversation and actions around environmental justice that will continue far beyond the initial workshop.

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When Feb 19, 2014 05:00 PM to
Feb 21, 2014 01:00 PM
Where Pilgrim Firs, 3318 SW Lake Flora Rd, Port Orchard, WA 98367
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How can people of faith work for environmental justice for all? How can we create Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Beloved Community—one that is sustainable, healthy, and inclusive? This “train the trainer” workshop will explore these questions with the goal of empowering conversation and actions around environmental justice that will continue far beyond the initial workshop.

In initial sessions, participants will explore five themes of a faith-based approach to environmental justice: gratitude, humility, responsibility, justice, and community. Each theme is anchored with biblical readings, selections from the video Renewal, insights from respected leaders in environmental and social justice, and additional study suggestions. On Thursday afternoon, the group will tour lower Duwamish River neighborhoods to see firsthand how air and water pollution impact communities and what steps communities are taking.

Remaining time will focus on responses to environmental challenges:

• working through issues of environmental despair to build communities based on hope;

• developing strategies and activities for participants’ local communities;

• creating a plan for participants’ own workshops in their home communities.

Each participant will be given tools to carry out these activities in their own communities.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Church of Christ (UCC) and UCC Justice and Witness Ministries.

Cost: $175.

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Washington Interfaith Power & Light

IPL logo clearEarth Ministry’s Washington Interfaith Power & Light (WAIPL) project organizes an interfaith religious response to global warming. WAIPL is part of a national Interfaith Power & Light movement in 38 states.

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