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Green The Church Holds Virtual Summit on Environmental Justice
By Staff and Wire Report
Published October 8, 2021

Rev. Dr. Jamal Bryant (File photo)

The Most Rev. Michael Curry, the Rev. Dr. Jamal Bryant, the Rev. Dr. Jacqueline A. Thompson and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan are among the speakers participating in the Green The Church Virtual National Summit.

The seventh annual gathering takes place on Sunday, October 10, through Wednesday, October 13. This year’s summit titled, Green Lessons From Black Wall Street, will serve as a call to action to Black churches, their local communities and faith leaders to address infrastructure, agriculture, energy, and equity needs with an emphasis on protecting health, building wealth, and providing resources to Black communities across the country.

Bryant, pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, will deliver the sermon on Oct. 10. Thompson, spiritual leader of Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland, California, will preach on Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, is slated to speak on Oct. 12, at 10:15 a.m. Regan will deliver the keynote address on Oct. 13, 2021, at 10:30 a.m., during the closing session.

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Other speakers include Bishop J.W. Macklin of Glad Tidings Church of God in Christ in Hayward, California, along with Dr. Margot Brown, the Rev. Dr. Franklyn Richardson, Ms. Jacqui Patterson, the Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr., the Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, and Ms. Shantha Ready Alonso. The Nature Conservancy is the Summit’s presenting sponsor.

Green The Church, founded in 2010 by Rev. Dr. Ambrose Carroll, Sr., helps galvanize Black churches and their local communities and leaders to address issues specific to populations historically disengaged from conversations around pollution and health, climate change, and sustainability and energy efficiency. The organization collaborates with major environmental, sustainability, food security, faith, and community-based non-profit organizations and everyone committed to “creation justice”—care and justice for God’s people and the planet—and building the beloved community.

For the full agenda and list of conference speakers, go to: www.greenthechurch.org.

 

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