Jobs, Sustainable Living, and Environmental Ethics to be Discussed at “Hot, Flat, and Crowded” Seminar

What does a “green economy” have to do with jobs? Does creation care have an impact on the poor? Do endangered species really matter? What role should people of faith play in taking care of the planet?

Come hear five respected local speakers discuss Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman's book, “Hot, Flat, and Crowded” and how Christians might respond at First Presbyterian on Sunday, April 19, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the church parlor. The public is welcome to attend this free event.

The panelists include:
· David Neff: editor-in-chief at Christianity Today Magazine, speaking on Global Poverty and Politics
· Norm Ewert, associate professor of economics and Sharon Coolidge (Ewert), chair of English at Wheaton College, on Sustainable Living
· Erin Tuttle, The Conservation Foundation, on Biodiversity
· Shefali Trivedi, SCARCE, on New Jobs in a Green Economy

Presentations will be followed by a Q&A and refreshments (provided by First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn’s environmental group) with time to meet and chat with the speakers. We'll also give away a copy of the book.

This "Hot, Flat, and Crowded" seminar is sponsored by The Earthlings, the creation care environmental group at First Presbyterian, with the hope we can make the church a place where ideas such as Friedman's are discussed, debated, and acted on. Come, learn more about alleviating poverty, finding new jobs, taking care of creation, and how you can live more peaceably and sustainably in God's Kingdom.

Call the church office at 630-469-2007 for information and to RSVP, or e-mail firstpresge@firstpresge.org. First Presbyterian Church is located on the corner of Main and Cottage streets, one block north of downtown Glen Ellyn.

Event Start Date: 
04/19/2009 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: 
First Presbyterian Church GE

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