Outreach Coordinator for WAIPL
More than one billion people worldwide in 192 countries participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. While it is a civic observance, in many ways Earth Day is the first interfaith holiday. April 22 is a day observed around the world by religious communities of all faiths through services and activities. Earth Day does not belong to any one religious or cultural tradition, but addresses something that is central to all faiths – our relationship with our planet and the ecosphere that we exist within.
|Jan Brueghel, Garden of Eden|
This year, Earth Ministry/WAIPL and Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry, Interreligious Dialogue Initiative, and Campus Ministry are gathering people of many faiths to explore how each of our diverse traditions puts people in touch with the natural world. Speakers from five different communities - an Orthodox rabbi, Muslim community leader, Episcopal priest, Zen Buddhist, and Swinomish tribal elder – will be sharing what their faith teaches about the human relationship with nature. If you live in the Seattle area, we encourage you to join us, and over one billion people worldwide, on April 30, 2014, 4:30-6:00pm, at Seattle University, Student Center 160. For more information, click here.