POSTPONED: How Religions Can Promote Environmental Sustainability

An interfaith program and dinner, with speakers from a local Christian church, a Jewish synagogue, and the Islamic Ctr., who will discuss their dedication to sustainable practices and building efficiencies at their respective places of worship.

When: Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. , Santa Barbara

Cost: $25

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Citizen's Alert, Lectures


Editor's Note: As of Monday, October 24, this event has been postponed indefinitely.

The Interfaith Initiative and ECOFaith of Santa Barbara County invite you to an interfaith program and dinner. We will hear how a local Christian Church, a Jewish Synagogue, and the Islamic Center are dedicated to greening their places of worship and their congregations.

Guest speakers:
Roberta Cordero (Chumash Elder)
Normah Halim (Islamic Society Santa Barbara)
Rev. Wallace Shepherd (2nd Baptist Church)
Rabbi Alyson Solomon (Congregation B'nai B'rith)
Dr. Ed Bastian, Moderator (ECOFaith Santa Barbara)

Throughout the world, religious leaders and organizations are awakening to the realization that to honor the creator is to care for creation; to be healed is to help heal the earth; to be saved is to help save the diversity of life on our planet; to be religious is to live sustainably.

Participants will learn how to reduce their carbon footprint through proven and award winning methods used by local congregations. Local congregation leaders will help other congregations make a profound shift to sustainable practices and building efficiencies as effectively, quickly and inexpensively as possible.

(Rev. Wallace Shepherd, Ed Begley Jr., E. Onja Brown Lawson) The Interfaith Initiative of Santa Barbara County
The Rev. Wallace Shepherd, Pastor of 2nd Baptist Church and winner of the 2011 Energy Oscar will share the his expertise on ‘greening’ his 100 year old church building.
Normah Halim of the Islamic Society of Santa Barbara will discuss the ‘green thinking’ that has gone into planning their Mosque.
Rabbi Alyson Solomon will detail how Congregation B’nai B’rith continues to shrink their carbon footprint.
ECOFaith Santa Barbara invites the faith communities and leaders of all denominations to join together to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.

Reservations/tickets are necessary $25 per ticket - available online

Please purchase your tickets before October 25.
The program includes a halal dinner with vegetarian options and educational materials.

Call 805-201-3134 for information.

Phone: 805-201-3134

Event posted Oct. 12, 2011
Last updated Oct. 24, 2011


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