Center For American Progress: 13 Religious Women to Watch in 2012, Changing the World for Good

Apr 2, 2012 | State Press Clips

Joelle Novey was listed as one of thirteen religious women to watch in 2012. She was recognized for her grassroots environmental activistism that connects religious language with the urgency of climate change. “Novey has been steadily building bridges between congregations, interfaith groups, and environmental activists over the past year. She helped organize the religious contingent to the massive Keystone XL protestaround the White House in November 2011 and helped spearhead the effort to get Maryland legislators to support offshore wind development in January 2012. A co-founder of the Jewish social justice congregation Tikkun Leil Shabbat and co-author of “Green and Just Celebrations,” a purchasing guide distributed by Jews United for Justice, Novey is currently director for the greater Washington, D.C., arm of Interfaith Power & Light, where she splits her focus between grassroots engagement with local congregations, domestic energy legislation, and international climate negotiations, all through the lens of climate change as a moral crisis.”

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Catherine Woodiwiss & Emily Farnell, 07 March 2012

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