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Retreat on Global Warming as a Moral Issue

Oct 26 2009 - 8:30am - 4:00pm

 “While it’s the industrialized nations of the world that pump out the
most greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming, it’s the
undeveloped nations of the world that feel the first effects of global
warming.”
– World Vision website
“Leaving the world’s poor to sink or swim with their own meagre
resources in the face of the threat posed by climate change is morally
wrong. We do not need climate change apartheid.”
— Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Monday, October 26, 2009 8:30 am to 4 pm – $45 (includes lunch)

The University of Calgary and The King’s University College in Edmonton (video-linked).

The retreat will focus on the following questions:

  1. What is climate change, what are its implications and how are we currently addressing it?
  2. What is the spiritual significance of climate change and humanity’s role in it?
  3. What can I and my congregation do about climate change?

Program includes:

  • Mishka Lysack, assistant professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary
  • Graham Saul, Executive Director of the Climate Action Network – Canada
  • Dave Toycen, President and CEO of World Vision – Canada
  • Lindsay Telfer, Chapter Director, Sierra Club – Prairie Chapter
  • Rick Fall, Education Director, A Rocha Canada

Why: As cornerstones of civil society, religious organizations and traditions are uniquely positioned to deal with the challenges and complexities of addressing climate change, especially from a moral/ethical and justice perspective.

Retreat registration and information: www.ucalgary.ca/oikos/Retreat/

For Edmonton details: Contact Dr. Randolph Haluza-DeLay 780-465-3500 ext 8063 or randy.haluza-delay@kingsu.ca.

Special student/low-income registration is available.

Locations

Room 3257, Professional Faculties Building
University of Calgary 2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB
Room TBA
King’s University College 9125 50 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 8, 2009 by Anonymous

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