Congregational Conversation: Stewardship of the Earth’s ClimateBy Emily Hummel
One of the most important issues we face today is humanity’s stewardship of the Earth. Our tradition teaches us to use the resources of the planet, but also to respect and maintain them. There are many facets to these responsibilities, but in recent decades the problem of Climate Change has emerged as, perhaps, the most pressing. An overwhelming number of scientists say we face a crisis, a smaller number are skeptics, some states pass laws to prevent further climate change, while others instead pass laws preempting local communities from addressing the problem. The country is polarized and, at times, paralyzed.
In honor of Tu B’shvat (the Jewish birthday of the Trees), we will be having a Congregational Conversation about our stewardship of the Earth’s climate. If this issue has affected you personally, or you feel passionately that you have a story to share, please contact Rabbi Holzman (email@example.com) as soon as possible to help in the planning for that evening.
Even if the environment is not your most important issue, we hope everyone will join us on January 22, to cultivate our citizenship skills and hear voices in the community.
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