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Ground for Hope - Philadelphia April 10 - 11

04/10/2011 02:00 PM - 04/11/2011 09:00 PM ET


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Religious-Environmental Education & Training Event

On Sunday, April 10 and Monday, April 11, GreenFaith is pleased to offer Ground for Hope-Philadelphia, an interfaith environmental education and training event.  The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Bob Edgar, former General Secretary of the National Council of Churches.  Seminarians are invited to attend for free.  Click here to register now.

Click here for full event schedule. 

Sunday’s program will run from 2:00 – 6:30 p.m. at Philadelphia’s Mishkan Shalom Synagogue, and will include a multi-faith prayer service and training on:

  • Energy conservation and ‘green’ facility management for congregations.
  • Religious teaching and preaching on the environment.
  • Environmental advocacy opportunities for congregations.

Monday’s program at The Friends Center in Philadelphia will run from 8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.  It will include lunch and:

  • A multi-faith worship service and sermon.
  • Dr. Edgar’s keynote address.
  • Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Buddhist Perspectives on the environment. 
  • Trainings on climate science, hydro-fracking, eco-worship, religious-environmental education, organizing, advocacy and civil disobedience, and congregational success stories.
  • An environmental justice keynote and panel discussion.

Monday afternoon, participants will take part in one of three exciting tours – an Environmental Justice Tour, a Green Jobs Training Center Tour, and a Green Building Tour.

On Monday evening from 6:30-9:00 pm, Mother Bethel AME Church will host a Freedom Seder for the Earth, coordinated by the Shalom Center’s Rabbi Arthur Waskow, named by Newsweek magazine as one of the 50 most influential rabbis in the US (2007).

Registration for the entire 2-day conference is $25/person.  Sunday only is $15/person.  Seminary students may attend for free (current seminary identification required at registration table).
Groups of 4 or more from one house of worship should contact directly for 20% group discount.

You can register by clicking here for paying registrants.  Seminarians, please click here. Join us for Ground for Hope
-Philadelphia – and get the tools you need to take your environmental leadership to a new level.

If you have any questions for us, please don't hesitate to send us an e-mail at or call 732-565-7740, x301.

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