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Who Still Cares about Climate Change?
Congregational Responses to Denial and Despair


This "retreat" will take the form of a weekly virtual seminar, beginning mid-October. Participants will be able to connect to the Zoom format either on screen or by traditional phone if necessary. Doug Kaufman of the Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions and Mark Lancaster of Bethany Theological Seminary are collaborating to bring Brethren and Mennonites in Ohio and the Midwest to engage with climate change. Dr. Sibonokuhle Ncube, former director of Compassionate Development Services of the Brethren in Christ Church of Zimbabwe, is one of several speakers. Co-sponsored by the Climate Justice Task Team of the Southern Ohio/Kentucky District of the Church of the Brethren. Click here to register. 

Sessions

Oct 15

Why don't we care more?

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Presenter: Doug Kaufman Doug Kaufman serves as the director of pastoral ecology for the Center ... Read More

Oct 22

Ohio's Climate Impacts and Responses

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Presented by Aaron Wilson & Jason Cervenec, OSU Byrd Polar Institute Aaron B. ... Read More

Oct 29

Climate Justice in Global South and Climate Racism

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Presented by: Sibonokuhle Ncube, Brethren in Christ service/development in Zimbabwe; ... Read More

Nov 5

Congregations and Climate Change Activism

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Presenters:  Greg Hitzhuisen, OSU, faith communities engaging climate change; ... Read More

Nov 12

Finding Hope in the Midst of Climate Tragedy

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Presenter: Doug Kauffman Doug Kaufman serves as the director of pastoral ecology for the ... Read More

Presenters

Aaron B WilsonAaron B Wilson
Aaron B. Wilson is an Atmospheric Scientist at The Ohio State University, holding a joint ... more

 Dr. Sibonokuhle Ncube Dr. Sibonokuhle Ncube
Dr. Sibonokuhle Ncube has served as the National Coordinator of Compassionate Development ... more

Doug KaufmanDoug Kaufman
Doug Kaufman serves as the director of pastoral ecology for the Center for Sustainable Climate ... more

Reverend Marcia L DinkinsReverend Marcia L Dinkins
Reverend Marcia L Dinkins is the Executive Director for Ohio Interfaith Power and Light, ... more

Greg HitzhusenGreg Hitzhusen
Greg Hitzhusen is Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Religion, Ecology, and ... more

Jason CervenecJason Cervenec
Jason Cervenec is the education and outreach director for the Byrd Polar and Climate Research ... more