Interfaith Network for Earth Concerns (INEC), a program of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, will hold its fifth annual Earth Care Summit. With the theme “Breath of Life: Earth’s Atmosphere,” the focus will be clean air and a stable climate in the context of faith and spiritual practice. Speakers will include Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler and Bob Doppelt, coordinator of the Climate Ethics Campaign and executive director of Resource Innovation Group. Practical and local actions for congregations, individuals and communities will also be provided. Come network with others and be inspired! Cost (includes dinner): $25 per person; $15 for students; $200 for tables of eight. Download registration brochure at www.emoregon.org. Consider becoming a cosponsor; for more information, call (503) 221-1054, ext. 214.
There will also be a pre-event Celebratory Reception, “A Taste of Earth Care: Wineries, Land Use and the Columbia Gorge,” at the Oregon Historical Society at 4 p.m. The cost for the reception is $10.
When: Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, Earth Care Summit from 5:30 to 9 p.m. (registration and display tables at 5 p.m.).
Where: First Christian Church, 1314 SW Park Ave., Portland, Ore.
Who: This event is sponsored by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s Interfaith Network for Earth Concerns and co-sponsored with local congregations, agencies and community organizations.
Why: The Earth Care Summit provides opportunities for networking between congregations, community agencies and businesses that are involved in the greening process; sharing best practices; and celebrating the many creative ways that congregations are already caring for creation.
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s (EMO) Interfaith Network for Earth Concerns connects, inspires, informs and empowers people, congregations and religious institutions to work for justice and the care and renewal of the earth. EMO is a statewide association of Christian denominations, congregations, ecumenical organizations and interfaith partners working together to improve the lives of Oregonians through community ministry programs, ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, environmental ministry and public policy advocacy.