'Caring for Creation' returns in April
|The third annual Caring for Creation conference on April 16-18 will bring people of faith together to learn how they can become better caretakers of the earth.
The conference will be held at Mount Sequoyah retreat center in Fayetteville, Ark. The design team includes Mark Davies, who leads the Wimberly School of Religion and is dean of the Petree College of Arts and Sciences, at Oklahoma City University.
Among participants will be members of the Oklahoma Conference Environmental Coalition.
Workshops are planned that range from "Sustainability Ethics: Discovering the Holiness of Place" to "Creating Your Green Team: A Model for Action." Other topics include "The Biblical Basis for Creation" and "The Kid Connection to Environmental Stewardship."
Keynote speaker is Sally Bingham of California, an Episcopal priest. She founded The Regeneration Project, focusing on energy stewardship and advocacy through its Interfaith Power and Light campaign.
Among others speaking are John Hill, director for Economic and Environmental Justice, General Board of Church and Society; Pat Watkins, missionary, General Board of Global Ministries; Peter Illyn, founder of Restoring Eden; and Marty Matlock, director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability at the University of Arkansas.