Power of Community Summit

Feb 1-10, 2019

Rev. Fletcher Harper

Director of GreenFaith, Award-winning spiritual writer
Rev. Fletcher Harper

Reverend Fletcher Harper shares his personal experience on becoming a priest and a preacher for the environment. He explores world religious traditions and how they connect to nature, and the urgency of understanding climate engineering. He suggests that religion can be a support system for living the change, and how we can deepen our faith.

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  • Introduction
  • Becoming a priest and a preacher for the environment
  • World religions traditions and nature
  • Climate engineering
  • Green faith inspiring communities
  • Religion as support systems and resilience
  • Green faith and living the climate
  • System change and personal changes
  • Deepening faith
Rev. Fletcher Harper

The Reverend Fletcher Harper, an Episcopal priest, directs GreenFaith, an international interfaith environmental organization. In the past four years, he coordinated the 2015 OurVoices campaign, which mobilized religious support for COP 21, organized of faith communities for the People’s Climate Marches in NYC and Washington DC, helped lead the faith-based fossil fuel divestment movement, supported the launch of the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative, and co-founded Shine, a campaign to end energy poverty with renewable energy. He’s now focused on creating multi-faith GreenFaith Circles in local communities globally. Fletcher is the author of GreenFaith: Mobilizing God’s People to Protect the Earth (Abingdon Press, March 2015).

References:

GreenFaith

The Biochar Solution: Carbon Farming and Climate Change, by Albert Bates

Living the Change

Global Muslim Climate Network

Bhumi Project

Hazon

One Earth Sangha

World Evangelical Alliance

Global Catholic Climate Movement

World Council of Churches

Brahma Kumaris

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4 Comments

  • saskia

    ah well I think I can handle it,
    listening to reverend Fletcher,
    it looks to me that I need to adjust my opinion about priests.
    Enjoyed your ethics, passion, pledges and expertise reverend!
    Thank you!

  • Steven St-Amour

    Reverend Fletcher, I much enjoyed your podcast, and I know I will reflect more on what you shared. Mostly I will be seeking out in my community religious leaders that are attuned to the GreenFaith and invite them to a sacred circle which focuses on Eco villages concept communities, local farming, and the reduction of our footprint on dependencies which fossil fuel is a main contributor.
    Again much inspired, thank you Rev. Fletcher

  • It’s delightful and encouraging to witness the mainstream faiths rising to the climate challenge as whole heartedly and effectively as they do. Rev Fletcher, you are an inspiring example and I applaud the ‘conscientious’ work that you do.

  • Sue Eltahir

    Sue
    Inspiring talk which stimulated my comment, though not directly aimed at Fletcher.
    The elephant in the room which no one seems to mention is our addiction to smart phones, the internet and Facebook. I’m sure these are some of the biggest companies with huge carbon emissions and water use but no one has mentioned reducing our dependency on this addiction or divesting our support. Is it because the energy and water use is not in my backyard (NIMBY)?

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