Faith and Environmenal/Climate Justice Film and Discussion
The film Disruption will be shown (53 min), giving a brief laymen's overview of climate science and the 6 months leading up to the Peoples Climate March in September 2014. The film highlights the diversity of communities working together to bring 400,000 Americans together in New York City including; labor leaders, faith leaders, scientists, environmental justice communities, minority communities, and students. The film ends with the summation that we can move forward toward a just future, but it will take a multi-cultural, multi-denominational, and multi-generational movement to achieve.
A discussion will follow highlighting what communities of Faith are doing to address Environmental and Climate justice, the need for us to work together to affect change. Residents living near the Cheswick power plant and Washington Co. residents living with Oil and gas development are included on the panel.
Panelists include Fred Brown (Homewood Children's Village), Randy Francisco (Sierra Club), Lois Bjornson (Washington Co. resident), John Creasy (Associate Pastor The Open Door Church), Dr. Randy Wiesenmayer (First United Methodist Church), Rev. Bob Ruffle (formerly of the Cheswick area). Panel moderated by Wanda Guthrie, chair of the Environmental Justice Committee at the Thomas Merton Center.
3 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, John Knox Room (616 N Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206). The event is free, but your RSVP is appreciated to help provide adequate refreshments for guests. RSVP here http://bit.ly/1M392SI
Partnership event between; Green Faith, Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light, Moms Clean Air Force, Pittsburgh 350, Sierra Club, and The Thomas Merton Center.