2017 Conference Speakers & Workshops
Fletcher Harper | “Faith and Spirituality in Action for the Earth”
The Rev. Fletcher Harper is the executive director of GreenFaith, an international, interfaith environmental organization that supports leadership training for faith leaders from diverse backgrounds, activist campaigns, and advocacy on climate and environmental issues.
Under his leadership, GreenFaith has developed innovative programs linking religious belief and practice to the environment. In the past three years, Fletcher coordinated the 2015 OurVoices campaign, which mobilized religious support globally for COP 21 (Paris Climate Conference), led the organizing of faith communities for the People’s Climate March, and has helped lead the faith-based fossil fuel divestment movement.
Fletcher is an award winning spiritual writer and nationally recognized preacher who teaches and speaks about the moral, spiritual basis for environmental stewardship and justice. He has keynoted religious and environmental conferences, lectured in colleges, universities and seminaries, and spoken to a wide range of religious and environmental groups.
An Ashoka Fellow and author of GreenFaith: Mobilizing God’s People to Protect the Planet (Abingdon Press, 2015), Fletcher served as a parish priest for 10 years and held leadership positions in the Episcopal Church before becoming GreenFaith’s leader.