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A Sacred Calling… Special Interest Conference of the Tennessee Interfaith Power & Light (Nashville Chapter)

“A Sacred Calling:  Faith Communities Caring for Our Earth” a conference of

Tennessee Interfaith Power & Light (Nashville Chapter) and cosponsored by the Creation Care Ministry of the Tennessee Conference

Saturday, Oct. 14, 9:00-3:30

at West End United Methodist Church, 2200 West End Avenue, Nashville 37203


People of all faiths and anyone else who cares deeply about protecting this beautiful, abundant earth and all living things sustained by it, are invited to a day of learning and strategizing about how to be better stewards of creation.


The keynote speaker will be Rev. Fletcher Harper, Executive Director of GreenFaith, an international interfaith earth care organization.  The title of his talk is:  “I Believe Three Things:  Core Values Connecting Religion and the Environment.” 


A series of workshops will be offered throughout the day focusing on:  (1) practical steps that local houses of worship can take to be better caretakers of the earth (reducing energy use; earth-friendly care of land; reducing waste; etc.;  (2) educational and worship resources that can be used in a variety of faith settings; (3) advocacy strategies for shaping public policy; and (4) models and strategies for integrating earth care into the life of your house of worship, including ways to have non-polarizing conversations about earth care that are based on shared values.   The day will end with a short interfaith worship service.


The cost (which includes lunch from local caterer Barley to Rise) is:  $20 for Adults and $12 for Youths (ages 12-18) and College and Graduate Students.  Child care for ages 0-5 is available for $5/child (see more about child care at registration site).  If financial assistance is needed, contact Rev. Paul Slentz at


Register at  Registration deadline is noon, Oct. 11.

In addition to Tennessee Interfaith Power & Light (Nashville), the conference is co-sponsored by the Creation Care Ministry of the Tennessee Conference, UMC, and the Cumberland-Harpeth Audubon Society and numerous houses of worship.



For more information, contact Rev. Paul Slentz ( or Ms. Aimee Shelide Mayer (615) 760-1019.