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Faith Communities and Climate Change - Citizens Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting

{For some background on the relevance of Citizens Climate Lobby to Transition, please click here}

Faith communities are becoming an important part of the climate movement. Engaging churches and religious organizations is an especially promising approach in Tennessee. Our guest speaker this month will share ways to bring faith communities into our work to stop global warming.

Eric Sapp is founder of Eleison Group, a consulting firm that helps political, non-profit, business and government entities better understand America’s rich and complex faith landscape and build relationships with people of faith from across the ideological spectrum on the local and national level. He has been a regular speaker on faith and politics on television and radio shows.

We will hold our Nashville monthly meeting before the conference call, and plan our work and actions for the coming month.

ABOUT CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY Citizens Climate Lobby is a national nonprofit whose mission is to create the political will for a sustainable climate. We are working toward introducing -- and passing! -- national carbon fee and dividend legislation in 2013. Fee and dividend -- a carbon tax with revenue returned to consumers -- will put the brakes on global warming.

If you'd like to listen to their regular monthly introductory call that explains the group and how it works, register for the call on their web site. The calls are every Wednesday evening at 7 pm.  http://www.citizensclimatelobby.org

"Most impressive is the work of the Citizens Climate Lobby, a relatively new, fastgrowing, nonpartisan, nonprofit group with 50+ chapters across the United States and Canada. If you want to join the fight to save the planet, to save creation for your grandchildren, there is no more effective step you could take than becoming an active member of this group.”

- Dr. James Hansen, head of Goddard Institute for Space Studies, NASA

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  • Arnold Joseph W.

    Good.

    November 3, 2013

  • Ryan E.

    Hope to see everyone there!
    I will be bringing coffee, and Michelle is making veggie sausage rolls. We can't save the planet on an empty stomach.

    These meetings are also a great time for a working session. Bring laptops to work on an op-ed or letter to the editor. You can even incorporate info real time as the speaker is presenting.

    1 · November 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bummer, I can't make it since I have choir practice all morning until 12:30! Well, I'd like to extend the invitation: all are invited to West End UMC (at 23rd and West End), for our concert with orchestra at 4:00pm on Sunday; Eternal Light, a Requiem by Howard Goodall, please come(!) it's so beautiful.

    October 31, 2013

  • Karen M.

    Interesting --- since I'm hoping that we get a green initiative at church going soon!

    October 29, 2013

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