Certainly the BP spill has heightened concern about the environment, but that concern was already growing among many people of faith. It’s an area the Council has been working on for decades, most recently through our program North Carolina Interfaith Power & Light. In October, our Critical Issues Seminar in Greensboro will focus on Creation Care with keynote speaker the Rev. Canon Sally Bingham, founder of the national IPL program.
One of the workshop leaders for the seminar is Warren Wilson College instructor Mallory McDuff, author of Natural Saints: How People of Faith are Working to Save God’s Earth. She will be leading the workshop “Bearing Witness and Responding to Disasters: How to Prepare Your Congregation to Respond to Environmental Catastrophe.” And on August 5, she had this prophetic piece published in the Charlotte Observer.
It reads in part:
— George Reed