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2017 Conference Speakers & Workshops


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Mirabai Starr

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Mona Haydar

fletcher_harperFletcher Harper

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Chris Grosso

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Todd Glacy

Fletcher Harper | “Faith and Spirituality in Action for the Earth”

fletcher-harper2The 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. 

greenfaithlogo_lgFletcher 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.

 

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with Fletcher

The fossil fuel divestment movement and 2014 People’s Climate March in New York launched a new season of multifaith eco-activism and organizing on an international level. Over the past three years, hundreds of thousands of people of diverse faiths and spiritualities have taken public action that reflects their profound belief that the Earth is a sacred gift which is our job to protect. 

From the streets of New York to St. Peter’s Square in Rome, the Paris Climate Talks, and most recently Washington D.C., people of faith are, in the words of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, “praying with their feet” as they march for a safe and healthy planet. 

Come learn about these remarkable expressions of belief in action for the Earth, and learn how you, and your faith or spiritual community, can organize locally, connect with multifaith partners globally, and work together to protect and heal our precious planet.  You’ll hear inspiring examples of moral, spiritual leadership and concrete next steps you can take in your community.