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Climate Crisis Draws Faith Leaders to Thinkers Lodge
Bill Martin
/ Categories: News, Climate

Climate Crisis Draws Faith Leaders to Thinkers Lodge

The second of two tightly focussed conferences on climate change will be held at the Thinkers Lodge in Pugwash September 22 to 25.

A youth conference gathered in July and the upcoming event will bring together faith and indigenous leaders who will discuss humankind’s relationship with planet Earth.

There will be seventeen thinkers in all, including four indigenous elders, a “Green Faith” board member, and representatives from most of the major world religions.

Lead Minister Russell Daye of St Andrews United Church in Halifax says, “In our time, the climate crisis is our ultimate faith concern. If we ignore it, we betray our faith traditions; if we come together to respond, we may just enrich those traditions and create a common vision for humanity moving forward.”

Following the long tradition of conferences held at the historic Thinkers Lodge, the thinkers will gather in a private retreat to consider a faith response to the crisis of climate change that has become a very real threat to human existence, as was the fear of nuclear annihilation at the first Thinkers Conference in 1957.

An unidentified organizer is quoted as saying, “To me, the climate crisis is, at its root, a spiritual crisis. We are losing our connection to the earth and to one another, the sacredness of all of life. I want to have this conversation with my fellow faith leaders and indigenous elders.”

The conference is co-hosted by the Centre for Local Prosperity, a Nova Scotia not-for-profit, and the Thinkers Lodge.

Organizers have invited the media to join the thinkers in a wrap-up event on the 25th which will offer details of the retreat discussions and recommendations.

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Events This Week

Monday, October 21, 2019 10:00 AM

Rug Hooking at Northport Community Centre.

Monday, October 21, 2019 10:00 AM

Walk 'n Talk at the Wentworth Community Centre. Click HERE for detail.

Monday, October 21, 2019 10:00 AM

Monster Scavenger Hunt at all Branches of the Cumberland Library. Click HERE for details.

Monday, October 21, 2019 6:00 PM

Regular monthly meeting of Oxford Town Council at 6 pm in the Town Hall.

Monday, October 21, 2019 6:30 PM

Open House at the Northumberland Community Curling Club in Pugwash. Click HERE for details.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 10:00 AM

Quilting at the Northport Community Centre.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 6:00 PM

Pugwash Fire Department Toonie Draw, the 50/50 community fundraiser.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Peace Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion in Pugwash.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Wentworth Recreation Centre

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