“Faith and Climate Change” Event March 3-5, Online and In-person

Tara C. Trapani

The 5th Annual James Sawers Jr. Interfaith Speaker Series will be held on March 3-5, 2022, and the keynote speakers this year are Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim. The events will be held in-person at the College of Charleston (various locations) and the Unitarian Church in Charleston (4 Archdale St.). But these events will also be accessible online via Zoom. It is free and open to all. 

On March 3, the keynote spech by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim will be held. On March 4, there will be panel on “Interfaith, Ecojustice and Local Community Activism” with local local activists weighing in on the climate crisis. And on March 5, there will be a panel on “Clergy Coming Together to Combat Climate Change,” moderated by Mary Evelyn Tucker. For more on these events, see the event site.

From the event site: 
The Charleston Interreligious Council is delighted that Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker and Dr. John Grim, esteemed professors of Ecology and Religion from Yale University will be joining us to explore the topic of Faith and Climate Change. They will offer a keynote, panel discussions and a student workshop during a 3-day series of events. All events are free and open to the public. Those of all faiths and religious backgrounds are welcome to attend to be part of the conversation. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the growing movements of religion and ecology, the effects of climate change on marginalized communities in the lowcountry, the work of local activists and of faith leaders. In addition to the Keynote Address, we will hear from local activists and faith leaders, including Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation,  Omar Muhammed, director of Lowcountry Alliance for Model Communities (LAMC), recently named one of 12 Black Leaders you should know by the Post and Courier, Alecia Brewster, Program Director of SC Interfaith Power and Light and Sustaining Way, and Ragina Scott Saunders, founder of Destiny Community Café, a pay what you can café in North Charleston.

Go here to view the event flyer, which contains the full schedule.

To participate in the keynote and panel discussions online, click on this Zoom link.

If you are in the Charleston area, and wish to participate in-person, go here to register.