Green Ideas & God!
How can today’s various religions, with all their conflicts and controversies, be a positive force in combating climate change?
Environment Minnesota and Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light will come together to explore the response of religion to the reality of climate change at this month’s edition of Green Ideas & Ham. Muslim, Christian and Jewish faith leaders Tamim Saidi, Rev. Gwin Pratt and Rabbi Esther Adler examine the contributions of the three great Abrahamic religions to caring for creation, fighting climate change and preserving environmental stewardship.
About the speakers:
• The Muslim faith is rich with resources for the care of our planet. To share these resources with us, we welcome Tamim Saidi, who grew up in Afghanistan, escaped as a refugee to Pakistan, and immigrated to the United States in 1990. Saidi now lectures as a speaker with the Islamic Resource Group and serves on the board of the NorthWest Islamic Community Center in Plymouth, MN.
• Christian tradition also contains a wealth of opportunities for the concerned environmental activist. Highly committed to these opportunities, Rev. Gwinn Pratt grew up in Florida, became a pastor, and has been a parish minister and environmental advocate for 25 years. He currently serves at St. Luke Presbyterian church in Wayzata, MN.
• An ancient Jewish legend teaches that when God took Adam and Eve around the Garden of Eden and showed them its magnificence and splendor, God spoke to them saying, “See to it that you do not spoil and destroy My world; for if you do, there will be no one else to repair it.” (Midrash Kohelet Rabbah 7:13). Rabbi Esther Adler has served as a rabbi at Mount Zion Congregation in St. Paul since 2000. She also serves part-time as Associate Chaplain at Hamline University.
When: Tuesday, October 23, 2012. 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Seating is first come first served! Doors open at 7:30 a.m. Breakfast buffet will begin at 7:45.
Where: Red Stag Supperclub, 509 1st Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413.
Cost: $15 for each attendee. That includes a $5 donation to Environment Minnesota, and $10 to the Red Stag Supperclub for breakfast.
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