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Videos available from Episcopal Church, Church of Sweden event: "Sustaining hope in the face of climate change"

May 10, 2013
The Public Affairs Office

Videos featuring discussions from the Episcopal Church and the Church of Sweden May event, “Sustaining hope in the face of climate change” are now available at no fee here.

“Sustaining hope in the face of climate change” was held at St John’s Lafayette Square, Washington DC.  The videos were produced by the Episcopal Church Office of Communication.

The videos feature:

  • A welcome by Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.
  • A presentation by Dr. Kevin Noone, the Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth System Sciences at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and a research scientist in atmospheric chemistry and physics at the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University.
  • A discussion on  “Envisioning hope: a faith-based, international response to climate change” with Bishop Julio Murray of the Diocese of Panama; Dr. Willis Jenkins, the Margaret Farley Associate Professor of Social Ethics at Yale Divinity School and author of the prize-winning Ecologies of Grace: Environmental Ethics and Christian Theology; and Mary Minnete, Director of Environmental Education and Advocacy for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Washington Office and the North American representative to the ACT Alliance Climate Change Advisory Group and the current chair of the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Working Group.
  • A discussion on  Responding in Hope: the local church’s response to climate change with the Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullit-Jonas, Priest Associate of Grace Church, Amherst, Massachusetts and Co-Chair of Religious Witness for the Earth; the Rev. Henrik Grape, an ordained priest in the Church of Sweden who  coordinates the Church’s environmental network and a member of the Climate group of Christian Council of Sweden; and Cassandra Carmichael, director of the National Council of Churches Washington Office and the NCC's eco-justice program director. 

Both discussions were facilitated by David Crabtree, anchorman of WRAL-TV, North Carolina. 

A joint statement on climate change signed by Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori, Church of Sweden Archbishop Wejryd and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson is located here.

The forum is ideal for group or individual watching, Sunday School, discussions groups, environmental events, educational settings, community gatherings, and other get-togethers.



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Nancy Cox Davidge
Public Affairs Officer