Kansas IPL Hosts "Cool Congregations" Workshop

Jun 23, 2009 | What's New

Kansas IPL is making headlines for its stewardship of creation. In May, St. Andrew Christian Church in Olathe, Kansas, hosted a “Cool Congregations” workshop to educate the community about going green. Participants, which included people of faith from 14 different congregations, learned how to calculate their carbon footprints and start environmental stewardship programs in their own churches. Attendees also learned more about our moral responsibility to care for the earth. Eileen Horn, the statewide coordinator of Kansas IPL, explains the connection between faith and ecology in a recent article in DisciplesWorld:

All the world’s faiths and texts call us to care for creation and to be good stewards of our environment. We are also called to love our neighbors, and to care for the poor among us…Climate change threatens the rich diversity of species on this planet, and its impact will be borne by those least able to adapt – namely the poorest and most vulnerable members of our society.

Congratulations to Kansas IPL for hosting a successful and informative workshop on creation care. To read more, click here.

Alison Amyx is our 2009 Beatitudes Society Summer Fellow. She’s a student at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. We look forward to hearing more from her on the blog!

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