Multifaith Network for Climate Justice
We are a coalition of faith-based groups in the city of Bellingham and county of Whatcom, Washington, joining to share actions and strategies to combat and deal with the effects of climate change.
See our February 2020 newsletter.
Information from some of our previous meetings can be found on the Inspiration page.
Our next meeting will be on Monday, March 2, 2020, 6:30 p.m., at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship.
Helen Lowe and Stephen Podry will discuss Resilient Relating.
As our world heats up, so too does the pressure in our human relationships. Helen Lowe and Stephen Podry will give us an intro and experiential taste of how we can develop greater relational resilience by deepening our connection with self, others, and world.
About the speakers: Stephen Podry taught and directed arts-based literacy and parenting programs for incarcerated mothers for 14 years. A facilitator, writer, and musician, he offers arts-based services for those struggling with grief and other overwhelming experiences. Helen Lowe serves as a creative catalyst for living a soul-directed life and cultivating resilient communities.
Following Meeting - Monday, March 30, 2020, 6:30 p.m., at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship.*
Betsy Gross will facilitate An Exploration of Our Core Values
This will be an evening for experiential exploration of our deeply held core values, both within ourselves and by sharing them with others. These are the values which inform our desire to live justly and with compassion on this ravaged Earth. They give us power and voice. We will discuss using our values as climate crisis activists.
About the speaker: Betsy Gross is a mother and grandmother who, along with Julie Johnson, co-founded the Multi-Faith Network for Climate Justice (MNCJ). She has been an environmental activist for most of her adult life. In 2012 she organized her neighborhood to protect Lake Padden by preventing its watershed from further development. She is active with the Sierra Club. Most recently, she was trained by Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project to be a Climate Reality Leader.
* Note: The MNCJ meeting is changing to the 4th Monday of the month and will continue to be held at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship. For this meeting only we will meet on the 5th Monday - March 30th. In April, we will meet on April 27th, and on the 4th Monday thereafter.