Intersection of poverty and the environment


The Episcopal Church will sponsor a forum on poverty and the environment in Salt Lake City, UT, April 21. The forum will be webcast from the cathedral in Salt Lake City.

On April 21, the Episcopal Church will sponsor a forum on a critical topic: The Intersection of Poverty and the Environment. Originating from St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Salt Lake City, UT, the two-hour ecumenical forum will be live webcast beginning at 10 am Mountain (9 am Pacific, 11 Central, noon Eastern).

“Through The Intersection of Poverty and the Environment, we will explore the differential effects of environmental degradation and changing climate patterns on the poor – in this country and around the world,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said.

The Intersection of Poverty and Environment aligns with the Anglican Five Marks of Mission, specifically “To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth.”

“April 21 is the day before Earth Day, when the world stops to contemplate the relationships between humanity and God’s creation,” commented Bonnie Anderson, president of the House of Deputies.

The Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and President of the House of Deputies Bonnie Anderson will lead the forum with PBS’s Kim Lawton as moderator:

Moderated by Kim Lawton of PBS’s Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly, featured speaker at the forum will be Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori, who was an oceanographer prior to ordination and is well-versed in environmental matters. (Jefferts Schori holds a B.S. in biology from Stanford University, an M.S. and Ph.D. in oceanography from Oregon State University)

Anderson, author of Spirituality and the Earth: Exploring Connections and Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources, will be a key panel member along with experts in the fields of the environment and poverty, as well as ecumenical representatives.

The forum will feature speakers, videos, and thought-provoking discussion. Viewers will be able to submit questions to the participants during the live webcast

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