Religion & Environment Interfaith Event
Tuesday, February 1
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Meeting House & Livestream
Join the New Canaan Land Trust and Interfaith Council of New Canaan in an interfaith exploration of conservation and environmentalism. Centered around the three Abrahamic faiths, this program will explore the different ways that religion tasks us with protecting and stewarding the earth. We welcome community members of all faiths to join us either in-person or virtually.
The program will begin with a lecture from Drs. Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, professors at Yale University, and Co-Directors of the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology. Their presentation will link conservation and environmentalism to the teachings of many of the world’s religions. Drs. Tucker and Grim will also help us to understand how different faiths interpret and and ask us to respond to the environmental issues that we face today.
Following the lecture, we will host a panel discussion with faith leaders from in and around New Canaan. The panel will be moderated by Reverend Stephanie Johnson, a former student of Drs. Tucker and Grim, who has spent many years working at the intersection of theology and environmentalism and facilitates faith-based environmental programs. Additional information about the panel is below.
Join us in-person at The Congregational Church of New Canaan, or online via a livestream. We kindly request that all participants wishing to attend in-person be fully vaccinated. We will have reduced capacity at The Congregational Church Meeting House to allow for social distancing, and require that attendees wear masks for the duration of the program.
Please note: Snow Date is 2/8/22