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April 2018

Laudato Si’–Further Thoughts on Pope Francis’ Letter

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road
Prairie Village, KS 66 United States
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Program Description: Using Laudato Si' as an outline, we will look at what is happening now in our world in terms of our air, water, and soil; the rate the extinction of species; global warming and climate change; and political and economic life in the United States and internationally.  We will consider the human causes of the crisis the whole human family faces in terms of the degradation of our environment and the human agents and sectors of human activity…

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From Couch to Earth Care in Five Steps

April 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road
Prairie Village, KS 66 United States
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Presented by Rev. Chad Cooper Village Church, 6641 Mission, Prairie Village, KS, Room 126 Program Description A recent worldwide study revealed that 84% of the world’s population identify with some religious group. With concerns about the state of the environment growing, encouraging people of faith to become more involved in protecting the earth is more important than ever. How should individuals and institutions of faith proceed—especially when the issue is so politicized and divisive? How a congregation engages its members…

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May 2018

What Would Jesus Say about Creation Care

May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe Avenue
Leawood, Kansas 66224
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What would Jesus say to us about global hunger, water privatization, the rate of species extinction and global warming? What if Jesus were to give us a "job performance review" regarding our care for the creation that was made through him and for him (and for which he died to redeem). What would he say? Do you know what the United Methodist Church says about how we should care for the natural world? Join the Earth COR ministry to find…

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June 2018

Solar Power: What’s Happening?

June 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road
Prairie Village, KS 66 United States
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Do you know where your power comes from? Do you know if your utility offers a clean energy program? What would it take to convert your home or business to solar power?Through a series of film screenings and workshops in Kansas communities, the Climate + Energy Project hopes to get more Kansans thinking and talking about the state’s solar energy potential. We hope you’ll join us for either the film screening or the business workshop, or both!All are welcome to…

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July 2018

Racing Extinction

July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road
Prairie Village, KS 66 United States
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In Racing Extinction, a team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet. Two worlds drive extinction across the globe, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species. The international wildlife trade creates bogus markets at the expense of creatures that have survived on this planet for millions of years. And the other surrounds us, hiding in plain sight — a world that the…

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August 2018

The American Environmental Crisis

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road
Prairie Village, KS 66 United States
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Dr. King will present an assessment on the current status of global climate change, including America's approach and that of the other signatories to the Paris Agreement.  Dr. King represents the U.S. on an international military advisory council dealing with security and climate change.  He is an authority on the impact that climate change, water scarcity, and other environmental issues have on national security and international stability.   Dr. King recently stated, “Climate change poses a threat to U.S. national…

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September 2018

RISE for Climate March

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
OP March, 8126 Marty St.
Overland Park, KS 66204 United States
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On September 8, hundreds of rallies and marches will be held in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to building a Fossil Free world that works for all of us. These actions will take place just before the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco is held from September 12-14th and are intended to drive bold, ambitious and just climate action worldwide. Here in metro-KC, we will march on the public sidewalk through Downtown…

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October 2018

Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road
Prairie Village, KS 66 United States
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Program Description: Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown is designed to encourage a change in how we think about and respond to the threat of global warming and climate change.  We will look at the very real possibility of reversing global warming and highlight the important role that each of us can play in creating that reality.  In Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming (Ed. by Paul Hawken) a group of researchers from around the…

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Recycling Event–Second Presbyterian Church

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Second Presbyterian Church, 318 E. 55th St.
Kansas City, MO 64113 United States
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A fundraiser for Sustainable Sanctuary Coalition Help reduce, reuse, and recycle by donating your unneeded or unwanted items.  Conveniently drive up (no waiting in long lines) and drop off your donations in the parking lot and keep them out of the landfills.  Donated items will either be reused or recycled safely.  There is a suggested $20 tax-deductible donation made to SSC. Additional donations welcome. What to bring? Clothing and outerwear for all seasons Linens - blankets, sheets, towels, curtains, drapes…

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November 2018

Eco-feminism: an exploration of our planetary plight through a feminist lens

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road
Prairie Village, KS 66 United States
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What is the role of gender in environmental exploitation and degradation? Who is most impacted by both and why? What are the religious, social, historical and economic forces that have brought us here? And, where do we go from here?   Presenter Bio Mary Silwance has been researching, writing about and working on environmental issues for nearly the last twenty years. Her interest began through exposure to social justices issues and realizing that planetary desecration is at the heart of…

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