Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church (haumc.org), 511 Groveland, will host “Faith to Save the Planet: An Evening with Brian McLaren” on Sunday, May 12 at 7:00pm. This free evening event will inspire attendees to respond to climate change from a faith perspective.
Heralded by the New York Times as “Provocative and powerful,” McLaren
is a passionate advocate for “a new kind of Christianity” on issues like climate change. He reminds us “Global warming is a matter of science, economics, and politics, but it is a spiritual, moral, religious issue—a matter of the head but also the heart, and we who are people of faith must acknowledge that we need to be part of the solution but too often many of us have been part of the problem. …We people of faith need to learn and passionately tell a new and healing story, a bigger, better, more gracious story.”
Free general admission tickets are available.
McLaren will moderate a panel of local leaders who are helping Minnesotans respond to the worldwide challenge of climate change through science and faith. Panelists include:
- Mark Seeley, Climatologist; Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota
- Kelly Sherman-Conroy, Minister of Social Justice & Advocacy, Nativity Lutheran Church
- Halston Sleets, Board of Directors, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
- Alina Yaman, Project Coordinator, Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light
This event also features several local environmental justice organizations for attendees to connect with in-person and a pop-up bookstore featuring works by Brian McLaren and other environmental justice and environmental theology materials.