As 2020 begins, news surrounding the environment and its impact on communities around the world is one of the top headlines for the decade. Discover how you can be a part of the solution with Kanuga’s soon to be announced conference, Elevate: Creation Care and Environmental Justice. The conference is designed to prepare and equip those who seek an active role in caring for creation and their communities.
“The Elevate Conference is a call to Episcopalians and other faith communities to take action in the environmental movement. As people of faith, we were created to be intimately involved and caring over creation in a relational and loving way,” says Richmond Jones, Kanuga’s Director of Formation Programs.
Learn from Experts in the Field
The event is hosted in collaboration with The Episcopal Church Task Force for Care of Creation and Environmental Racism, Sewanee School of Theology, Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN), Episcopal Relief & Development, Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina, and Episcopal Office of Government Relations.
Featured presenters include
- Melanie Mullen, the Episcopal Church’s Director of Reconciliation, Justice & Creation Care
- Michele L. Roberts, Coming Clean Inc. Director of Outreach and Co-Coordinator of the Environmental Justice Health Alliance
- Andrew Thompson, assistant professor of theological ethics, director of the Sewanee Ministry Collaborative, and director of the Alternative Clergy Training at Sewanee (ACTS) Program.
The conference offers participants a chance to interact with experts involved in environmental justice and creation care. The event includes panel discussions, worship services, nature hikes, group forums, and volunteer opportunities. Sessions are designed to equip guests with the tools necessary to positively impact their church and community.
Now is the Time to Make a Difference
The Elevate Conference was created as a way to respond to current issues affecting communities around the world. “Environmental issues like climate change and land use are absolutely urgent matters for people of faith today,” says Andrew R. H. Thompson, Ph.D., director of the Sewanee Ministry Collaborative and director of the Alternative Clergy Training at Sewanee (ACTS) Program. “They are intimately connected to other issues of vital concern for faith communities such as racism, poverty, and social justice. That’s why Kanuga’s Elevate: Creation Care and Environmental Justice conference is so timely and important.”