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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
ZSR Auditorium, Room 404

“Climate Talks: Negotiating the Fate of the Planet”

Representatives from 190 nations — 10,000 in all — participated in the United Nation’s 20th climate summit in Lima, Peru, in December. Three were from Wake Forest — a biologist, a lawyer and a journalist. Each witnessed an aspect of the summit that for the first time saw all nation’s agree to limit their carbon emissions. Through presentations and video footage, the Wake Forest participants will offer a unique window into the most recent, and promising, international effort to curb global warming.

Justin Catanoso (Journalism)
Miles Silman (Biology)
John Knox (Law school)

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This series begins on Thursday, March 19, and concludes with a half-day conference on Tuesday, April 14th.
All events are free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership Initiative at the School of Divinity with support from Kalliopeia Foundation

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center

“Pashon Murray: Food, Faith, and the Green Jobs Movement”

Pashon Murray, founder of Detroit Dirt: Urban Renewal From the Ground Up and a media fellow at MIT with Van Jones and others in the green jobs movement, will speak about food, faith, and the empowerment of underserved communities in Detroit through the creation of green jobs.

This event is co-sponsored by the WFU Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship, the Masters of Sustainability program, and the Forsyth County Food Consortium

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Wait Chapel

“An Evening with Sally Bingham”

If you haven’t thought of climate change as a matter of faith, Rev. Bingham hopes to inspire you to do so. Climate change is the greatest moral challenge of our time and the religious voice is the one chance we have to really motivate change in the way we think about and use energy. Global warming which is causing the climate to change is no longer just an environmental or political issue. It is a moral issue and the decisions we make today to either address it or not will dictate the future. Come hear one of the country’s leading religious voices on climate issues.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center

“Ecotones of the Spirit: A Gathering on Contemplative Ecology”

For those of us working on issues like food justice, sustainable agriculture, or climate change, we find ourselves simultaneously inhabiting places both rich with opportunity and aching with loss and defeat. Today’s challenges call for a strenuous, sustained response. Yet how do sustain our spirits in the face of hunger, social inequity, and ecological ruin? How do we develop a spirituality for the long haul? And what riches do we find in the Christian contemplative tradition that might aid us on our journey?

Join us as we bring four thoughtful speakers for a sustained conversation on these questions.


The Future Is Calling Us to Greatness with Michael Dowd + 56 Experts

A worldwide movement is emerging at the nexus of science, inspiration, and sustainability. Beliefs are secondary. What unites us is a pool of shared values and commitments—and the vision of a just and healthy future for humanity and the larger body of life. This historic series of 30-60 minute Skype interviews showcases the work of many of today’s leaders and luminaries regarding what to expect in the decades ahead, what’s being done—what still needs to be done—and how to be in action despite enormous challenges.

All 55 expert sessions in this Symposium will stream for free January 26 – February 8, 2015. Click here to sign up!