upcoming events : Conversation about Race and the Environmental Movement
“Your Guardian-Lord Is God, who created the heavens and the earth in six Days, and is firmly established on the Throne (of authority). He draweth the night as a veil o’er the day, each seeking the other in rapid succession. He created the sun, the moon, and the stars, all governed by laws under His Command. Is it not His to create and to govern? Blessed be God, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds!” ~Quran S. VII, v. 54
Thursday, January 24, 2013 / 6:30-8:30pm
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street
The congregations that participate with Faith in Place contain every kind of people - African-American, Caucasian, Latino, Asian, all of the above. They're from every economic class and every life experience too. But for some reason here in the United States the mainstream environmental movement remains pretty heavily white and middle-class. Have you ever wondered why that is, and wished that you could talk about it with people who are different from you? We have too. So we decided we'd open up an opportunity. The evening will open with brief reflections by Faith in Place staff and others who hail from all over the demographic map. Then we'll open up for a real conversation - honest questions, candid answers. The context will be loving and full credit for your true good intentions will be given. Join us! The Chicago Cultural Center is donating space for the occasion, and we'll be up on the fifth floor in the Millenium Park Room.