2021 EDUCATION SESSIONS

Cultivating Resilience in Montgomery County Faith Communities

May 6, 1:45-2:45 pm

Approved for 1.0 general GBCI CE and 1.0 AIA LU

Speakers

 

Joelle Novey, Director, Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD. NoVA)

Walter Weiss, Volunteer Leader, Montgomery County Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions

 

Description

 

Two in three Marylanders attend religious services regularly, and half of them do so every week, according to the Pew Forum's most recent Religious Landscape Study. Congregations of many faith traditions are central to many Montgomery County residents’ lives, and have a critical role to play in leading the way as we build a resilient community. Please join three grassroots organizations through which Montgomery County's diverse faith communities are coming together to talk about climate change as a moral issue (Montgomery County Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions), to shift to cleaner power on their buildings and at home (Interfaith Power & Light), and to cultivate resilience on their grounds (Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake). We’ll share inspiring examples of how County congregations are going green and building resilience, and talk about some of the lessons we’ve learned about the distinctive value of engaging congregations in this work.

Learning Objectives

 

  1. Attendees will understand the importance and value of engaging congregations specifically in resilience work, and understand some examples of how that work is underway in Montgomery County.

  2. Attendees will understand how Montgomery County Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions (MC-FACS) is working in the county, and how to connect.

  3. Attendees will understand how Interfaith Power & Light (IPL-DMV) is working in the county, and how to connect.

  4. Attendees will understand how Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake is working in the county, and how to connect

 

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