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October 2017

Green Faith:  Mobilizing God’s People to Save the Earth (William Jewell)

October 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
William Jewell College, 500 College Hill
Liberty, Missouri 64068
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Presented by Rev. Fletcher Harper Program Description: The challenges we face are imminent.  However through vision, inspiration, and practical tools, we all can help build our faith while inhabiting a creation that is at risk.  It takes belief and practice, science and faith to sustain us and our planet.  Fletcher gives concrete examples and tips that will help people of faith and worshiping communities engage in earth care—in bold, life-giving ways. Program Description: Fletcher is an Episcopal priest and GreenFaith’s Executive…

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November 2017

Managing Water Resources in Kansas – Long Term Vision & Challenges Ahead

November 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Overland Park Lutheran Church, 7810 W. 79th St.
Overland Park, KS 66204 United States
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Managing Water Resources in Kansas – Long Term Vision & Challenges Ahead Sarah Hill-Nelson will discuss her work as the Chair of the Kansas Regional Advisory Committee for the Kansas River Watershed (Kansas RAC). The Kansas RAC was the liasion between citizens and the Kansas Water authority as part of the state's Long Term Vision for the Future of Water Supply in Kansas. Water supply and water quality continue to be a challenges even in northeast Kansas; these issues spark…

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Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, & the Corruption of Science

November 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road
Prairie Village, KS 66 United States
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Presented by Carey Gillam Monday, November 6, 7:00-9:00 pm Village Church, 6641 Mission, PV, KS, Room 127 Program Description: Monsanto’s Roundup (or glyphosate) is the world’s most popular weed killer. For decades it’s been touted as safe enough to drink, but a growing body of evidence ties the chemical to cancers and a host of other health threats. In Whitewash, veteran journalist Carey Gillam, uncovers one of the most controversial stories in the history of food and agriculture. In startling…

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February 2018

Laudato Si’: Further Thoughts on Caring for Our Common Home

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road
Prairie Village, KS 66 United States
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Presented by Father Bob Hagan, S.J. Program Description: Using Laudato Si', Pope Francis' encyclical on caring for the earth,  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…

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Clean Power Plan Repeal Listening Session

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Next week on Wednesday, February 21, the EPA is holding a listening session in Kansas City, MO, on the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan.  The listening session will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  There is the opportunity for you to attend and/or present oral testimony at the listening session. To do either you need to sign up by tomorrow (Feb 14).  Here is a link where you can find out more information and sign up…

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March 2018

Under Attack:  At-Risk Environmental Policies and Protections

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road
Prairie Village, KS 66 United States
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Presented Kathleen Green Henry and Sarah Willy of the Great Rivers Environmental Law Center Village Presbyterian Church (park in the south parking lot) Program Environmental policies and protections are put in place to protect the natural world, and everyone’s health. They limit pollution of the air we breathe and the water we drink, and protect the natural places we hold dear. However, these protections are under attack by our current Federal and Missouri State administrations. Some laws have already been…

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Climate Change and Health: The Emerging Crisis

March 24 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road
Prairie Village, KS 66 United States
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Keynote speaker: Rick Randolph, MD, Medical Director of Heart to Heart Opening Worship leaders: Jo Randolph and Rev. Chad Cooper Panel Presentation Leaders: Laurie Fisher, Rick Randolph, Jerry Rees Come join the eco-community as we share relevant basics, global witness, environmental and social justice advocacy, and worship. Learn about (the often tragic) fourth order changes which are consequences of our lack of global stewardship. Gather resources including those from the PC(USA)’s Office of Public Witness and the Presbyterian Hunger Program,…

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April 2018

Reducing and Recycling and Why It’s Important

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road
Prairie Village, KS 66 United States
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The program will examine: What happens to the environment when we consume too much and what can we do about it. Curbside recycling and how to make it easier…information and tips will be provided and recycling questions answered Included will be information on: How to recycle paper, plastic, metals, and glass. Included will be specifics to make your recycling much easier. When we get done you will know exactly what to do. What to do with yard waste, electronic waste,…

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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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