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CANCELLED – Grand Dialogue in Science and Religion – Climate Action: An Interfaith Imperative

Sunday, April 19, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

GVSU Pew Campus – Eberhard Center
301 Fulton St W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States

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Being an organization that promotes science and reason, as well as concern about our fellow human beings, ALL CFI Michigan events are cancelled for April due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please watch for updates on opportunities for virtual events.

The Grand Dialogue in Science and Religion is an inter-institutional, interdisciplinary, and interfaith exploration of science and religion. The Dialogue seeks to find positive ways of relating these two great ideas in a constructive dialogue. Participating organizations each have their own unique perspectives, foci, message, and intended audience. By cooperating, we affirm the willingness to be open to various issues and perspectives in a spirit of mutual respect.

For 2020 we will explore the theme of Climate Action: An Interfaith Imperative.  In the spirit of interfaith representation, this event will offer two dialogue sessions in which five individuals talk to one another about their identity and offer wisdom for this necessary work. Panelists will offer insights out of their tradition and work around Climate Change followed by breakout sessions in which participants will learn strategies for solidarity, adaptation, and mitigation.

Our speakers include Cybelle Shattuck from Interfaith Power and LightFrank Ettawageshik from the Association of American Indian Affairs, Gail Heffner from Plaster Creek StewardsGopal Patel from The Buhmi Project and Hannah Huggett from The Sunrise Movement, HazonHuda Alkaff from Wisconsin Green Muslims, Jen Beahan from the Center for Inquiry MichiganSister Damien Savion from Aquinas College, and more.

This year’s dialogue is scheduled on April 19 near the beginning of the Earth Week to promote city-wide initiatives that are happening to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Come join us from 1-5pm at GVSU’s Eberhard Center!