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Wounded Earth, Wounded Humanity: God's Call for Climate Justice (2017 Collins Lecture)

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th
147 NW 19th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)



1 to 5:15 p.m. Seminar | 7 to 9:15 p.m. Lecture

We will explore how climate change disproportionately affects the world’s most vulnerable people, triggering the loss of livelihoods, food insecurity, forced migration and poor health. Polluted air and water, weather disasters and drought bring devastation to all, particularly those living in poverty. We will also discuss how fossil fuel production and transportation often impact the marginalized, as seen with the Dakota Access Pipeline in Standing Rock.

What is climate justice and why is it a civil rights issue?

  • Explore the ties between ecological justice and social justice as we respond to God's call to be faithful stewards of Creation.
  • Learn about innovative, practical ways to protect people, places and the common good through individual, legislative and congregational actions.
  • Join in building spiritual resilience to meet the challenge of caring for our beloved Earth home.

Guest lecturers will be The Rev. Canon Sally Bingham, president and founder of Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) and canon for the environment in the Episcopal Diocese of California, and The Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, civil rights leader, climate change activist and retired pastor of the historic Providence Missionary Baptist Church of Atlanta.

The cost to attend the seminal and lecture (includes dinner is $50 general and $25 for students with ID; to attend the lecture only, the cost is $25 general and $15 students.

Learn more and register at www.emoregon.org.