Sen. Casey Leads Panel Discussion on the Biblical Imperative For Climate Action
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On Friday, September 18, 2015 from 2:30pm ET, Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA) will moderate a discussion on the moral call for climate action issued by Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’, the Cape Town Commitment by senior evangelical leaders worldwide, and by the Evangelical Climate Initiative representing over 300 senior evangelical leaders in the United States.
Climate-intensified water and food scarcity, the spread of disease, sea level rise, and ocean acidification are impacting the vulnerable worldwide, leading to forced migration, violence/instability, and even death.
2014 was the warmest year ever recorded and 2015 may break that record. The increased temperatures worsen asthma and are linked to the rapid rise of Lyme Disease here in Pennsylvania.
“Climate change impacts every person in the world making it the greatest moral challenge of our time,” states the Rev. Mitch Hescox, President of the Evangelical Environmental Network. “It also presents the greatest opportunity for hope in building a clean energy economy providing good jobs, clean air, pure water, and a quality future for all God’s children worldwide.”
Integral to discussion will be ways to implement the Environmental Protection Agency’s The Clean Power Plan, investing in clean energy, and working to ensure a just tradition for Pennsylvania workers.
What: Panel Discussion on the Biblical Imperative for Climate Action
When: 2:30pm ET, Friday September 18, 2015
Where: Eastern University’s McInnis Auditorium, 1300 Eagle Road, St. Davids, PA
The event is free and open to all by registering at (Seats are limited). http://www.eastern.ticketleap.com/climatechange/
Welcome & Opening Prayer: Dr. Keith Iddings, Provost of Eastern University
The Rev. Mitchell Hescox, President & CEO, The Evangelical Environmental Network
Sister Mary Elizabeth Clark, The Sisters of Saint Joseph Earth Center
Daniel P. Scheid, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, McAnulty College & Graduate School of
Liberal Arts, Department of Theology, Duquesne University
Ms. Gretchen Dahlkemper, National Field Manager, Moms Clean Air Force
David W. Unander, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Eastern University