Friday, March 20, 2009

You Won't Want to Miss Our March 29 Faith and the Environment Community Conference- Register Now to Be a Part of this Amazing Event!

What's faith got to do with environmental stewardship? Register for our March 29 Faith and the Environment Community Conference and find out from some of the country's top speakers on this topic. Don't forget to stop by the Conference's information fair to see some of the best secular and faith-based examples of what people in our community are doing to sustain the environment and to find out some simple ways that you can go green. More details including registration info is below- we hope to see you there!

And remember- always use the buddy system when attending a Project Interfaith program- friends don't let friends miss high-quality Project Interfaith programs. Thanks...

A Community Conference on Faith and the Environment: Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Native American Ways of Approaching Environmental Issues
Part of Project Interfaith's 2008-2009 Community Conversations Annual Speaker Series

When: Sunday, March 29, 2009. 1:00-5:00 pm (Check-in begins at 12:30 pm)

Location: Harper Center Ballroom, Creighton University- 602 N. 20th Street (Free parking is available at the visitors lot adjacent to the Harper Center on 20th and California)

What: Join us as we explore how different religions and belief systems view the environment and our role in it -especially when it comes to caring for it. Hear from four scholars who are active in environmental issues as they speak on how their beliefs have shaped their attitudes and actions towards the environment. Participants also will have opportunities throughout the conference to dialogue with each other about these issues. Light refreshments will be served.

Featured Speakers:
  • Dr. Terry Wimberley, A Christian Perspective
  • Dr. Sandra Beth Lubarsky, A Jewish Perspective
  • Dr. Safei-Eldin A. Hamed, A Muslim Perspective
  • Dr. Rudi Mitchell, A Native American Perspective
Also, find ways to put your beliefs into action by connecting with local environmental initiatives and groups at our information fair. Groups include:
  • Earth Day Omaha
  • Energy Smart Company
  • Omaha By Design
  • Books and resources on this topic provided by Soul Desires Bookstore
  • And many more!
Cost: This program is open to the public at no charge thanks to generous funding from the Kripke Center for the Study of Religion and Society and the Special Donor-Advised Fund at the Jewish Federation Foundation.

Space is limited and pre-registration is strongly suggested.
To register, contact Fran Minear at the Kripke Center at (402) 280-2303 or email

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