Join Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and Other Faith Leaders for the “Faith Communities & Climate Resilience Summit”

Faith Communities & Climate Resilience Summit: From Resilience to Restoration

Thursday, August 18, 2022 @ 5:00 PM

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The impact of climate change on our communities is no longer in doubt. We all feel these impacts in one way or another, be they from heat waves, wildfires, or floods. Often, our faith buoys us through these difficult times by providing food, shelter, or hope for a better tomorrow.

But moving beyond reaction, how can faith communities be hubs of resilience, helping our neighbors weather the physical, social, and spiritual storms of the climate crisis? How do we plan and build a world in which the most vulnerable are not simply protected from these climate impacts, but empowered to thrive?

Join us for an evening of discussion and workshops on building climate resilience and restoring our communities to places of safety, justice, and prosperity. Learn how faith communities, academics, and government officials from across the U.S. are finding new and creative solutions to climate challenges. 

Event Agenda:

5:00-5:15 – Opening Remarks and Prayer

5:15-6:00 – Panel 1: Racial Justice, Recovery, Resilience, and Restoration

6:00-6:30 – Workshops

  • Faithful Resilience in Practice – Avery Davis Lamb, Creation Justice Ministries
  • Building Physical Resilience to Climate Change – Josh Richardson, Brugmansia Ministries
  • Cultivating Resilience Within Ourselves – Beth Norcross, Executive Director, The Center for Spirituality in Nature 
  • Political Advocacy for Climate Solutions – Lea Senft, Environmental Defense Fund

6:30-7:15 – Panel 2: Community Based Climate Resilience

  • Rev. Michael Malcolm: Executive Director, People’s Justice Council and Alabama Interfaith Power and Light
  • Dr. Miyuki Hino: Assistant Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, UNC-Chapel Hill

7:15-7:30 – Closing Keynote Address

  • Dr. Rick Spinrad: Administrator, National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA)

7:30-7:40 – Closing Remarks

  • Avery Davis Lamb: Co-Executive Director, Creation Justice Ministries


Southeast Faith Leaders Network

Creation Justice Ministries

People’s Justice Council

NC Interfaith Power and Light

GA Interfaith Power and Light

SC Interfaith Power and Light

Texas Impact

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