Archive of Past Events

Becoming Carbon Neutral

Sunday, August 6, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston presents a lecture on "Becoming Carbon Neutral." Jim Blackburn, Professor in the Practice in Environmental Law in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Rice University, will help us understand what carbon neutral design is for our faith institutions as well as ourselves. 
This talk will be offered via web meeting, as well as in person. [READ MORE]

Journey of the Universe 

Online film screening on Feb. 27, 6:30 at 8 p.m. (Central Time) with follow-up Educational Series/Conversations on most Mondays & Fridays through Apr. 17, 6:30 – 8 p.m. (Central Time). This Emmy-award winning documentary narrates the 14 billion year story of the universe's development in a way that is accessible to everyone. All sessions (documentary and educational series of 20 filmed conversations) will be held online via web meeting.  

Creation Care and Climate Change: It’s About the Kids!

February 25 at 8:30 AM CST - 4:00 PM 
Briarwood Retreat Center, 670 Copper Canyon Rd., Argyle, TX

An outstanding faculty will outline the theological and biblical context for creation care and the Church’s responsibility to future generations. They will show us the urgent need to live out a bold vision: to reduce our carbon footprint and take an active role in public policy.

Presenters include:

Dr. Barbara Rossing, New Testament professor, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson, Director of the Atmosphere and Energy Program, Stanford University
Cheryl Simmons, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Department of Agriculture
Bee Moorhead and the Rev. Sam Brannon, Texas Impact
Bishop Erik Gronberg, NT-NL Synod, ELCA

Discussion will probe next steps. What should we do next, after this event is over? Let’s work together to come up with ideas to bring to individuals, congregations, and the global church. How might the church encourage action everywhere that will address the pressing problem of climate change?

"Into Local Waters: 
Re-Wilding the Study of Christian Spirituality"
Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality Presidential Address

Lisa E. Dahill, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Religion, California Lutheran University

Saturday, November 21, 2016 9:00-10:15 am
In conjunction with the American Academy of Religion/Society for Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia

March 22-24, 2017, New York

Trinity Institute 2017 has concluded, but you can still access related videos, webinars, and other resources
 The conference focus included:
  • Developing a deeper appreciation for water as a sacred gift;
  • Exploring the relationship between water issues and climate change; and
  • Measures to mitigate and adapt to water issues of access, pollution, drought, flooding and rising tides.
The speakers included: Jeffrey SachsChristiana PeppardWinston HalapuaThabo MakgobaKatharine Hayhoe, and Maude Barlow.

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