If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it.
--Lyndon B. Johnson

July Interfaith Conference Call: The Texas Drought

This month, we take on the Texas drought. Jennifer Walker, Water Resources Specialist for the Sierra Club, will join our call to provide an overview of the situation; explore how the drought is affecting different areas, people and ecosystems; and answer your questions. We will also explore ways that congregations can conserve water and help others in our communities.

As always, we will have some time for callers to ask questions, share ideas and connect.

 

June Interfaith Conference Call: New Tools from the Legislature

Please join us on Wednesday, June 29th at noon for our next monthly interfaith conference call. In this month's call, we will focus on legislation passed in the 82nd Texas Legislative Session. The Texas Legislature this session passed a number of bills that provide hands-on things your congregation can do to help the environment and help other people—and in some cases, do both at the same time. We are excited about these new opportunities, and want to spread the word!

     June Interfaith Call for Caring for Creation

New Tools from the Legislative Session: Things Your Congregation Can Do

The Texas Legislature this session passed a number of bills that provide hands-on things your congregation can do to help the environment and help other people—and in some cases, do both at the same time. We are excited about some of these new opportunities—so much so, we’re making plans to visit different areas of the state to provide legislative wrap-up sessions.

May Interfaith Conference Call: Focus on Energy

Please join us on Wednesday, May 25th at noon for our next monthly interfaith conference call. In this month's call, we will focus on state and national-level energy-policy updates--and how we as people of faith can respond. Tyler Edgar, Assistant Director of the Climate and Energy Campaign for the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program, will update us on recent efforts in Congress to undermine the Clean Air Act. We will also be joined by Colin Meehan, Clean Energy Analyst with the Environmental Defense Fund, who will give us an update about energy issues on the state level.

Religious Resources - Caring for Creation

In all major religions there is an ethic of creation care. This page offers preaching, teaching and thinking resources from different religious traditions on the subject of caring for creation. We hope you and your religious community will find it helpful. Please contact Yaira with links to other resources you'd like to see here; we will be happy to add more links, including more religious traditions, to this page.

Interfaith Resources

Interfaith Environmental Network of Austin's Speaker Series-March 1, 2011

Interfaith Environmental Network (IEN) of Austin invites you to attend this month's speaker series on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 7:00 p.m. at Congregation Beth Israel. The Coordinator of Texas Interfaith Power & Light, Amanda Robinson, will deliver a presentation: Our Voices Matter: The Importance of Religious Witness in Environmental Justice Work.

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