130 Texas Congregations to Join in National Week of "Spotlight on Global Warming"
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Join us during the week of October 1 through 8, as congregations around the country hold screenings of the new global warming movie An Inconvenient Truth and other new global warming feature films.
At a time when Texas leads the United States in global warming pollution, Texas religious communities are participating in an unprecedented project to help people of faith understand and engage the issues surrounding global warming and possible solutions.
More than 130 Texas congregations will be hosting screenings of the new global warming documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” during the week of October 1-8. They will be among 4,000 congregations across the U.S. showing the film that week.
The weeklong event—called “Spotlight on Global Warming”—is sponsored nationally by Interfaith Power and Light, an organization of congregations and individuals devoted to deepening the connection between ecology and faith. There are 18 state Interfaith Power and Light chapters, including Texas Interfaith Power and Light.
The world’s religious traditions are clear in their message that God loves the whole creation and calls people to care for the Earth and everything in it. Religious leaders of all faiths are increasingly vocal in their calls for strong action on global warming to protect human life and all creation.
Texas leads the nation in global warming pollution but there’s good news, too: Texas has the greatest renewable energy potential of any state, and this year became the largest wind power producer in the US. It’s a key time for people of faith and all Texans to engage in the debate surrounding global warming solutions.
Congregations large and small throughout Texas are taking part in the screenings. Events range from small screenings for groups within a congregation to large public events.
Some congregations are holding potluck meals in conjunction with the screenings; others are following the movie with panel discussions or other kinds of presentations.
If your congregation is not participating in "Spotlight on Global Warming" week but you'd like to get involved in the issue and participate in future events, please contact Texas Interfaith Power and Light and we will let you know of future opportunities!
For more information on the global warming movies:
An Inconvenient Truth
The Great Warming
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