Video of 2014 Strafford, Vermont Faith and Climate Symposium

 Faith and Climate Symposium 2014

The following videos are from talks delivered at the second annual "Our Children, Climate, Faith Symposium" in Strafford, Vermont, recorded August 2014.  Accompanying descriptions are by the conference organizers.

Visit the conference website at http://faithclimateconference.org/

Tim DeChristopher, climate activist and theology student, presenting a keynote speech at the second annual "Our Children, Climate, Faith Symposium" in Strafford, Vermont. Saturday morning, August 23, 2014. Tim inspired the documentary "Bidder 70" (bidder70.org) when he bid on and won oil and gas leases on federal land in Utah, and subsequently spent 2 years in Federal prison. The auction itself was later found to have been illegal, and the land was saved (for now). Tim founded "Peaceful Uprising,"a nonprofit collective committed to action to combat the climate crisis and build a just, healthy world. Tim is currently studying theology at Harvard Divinity School.

Starhawk gave the Keynote Speech for Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the Second Annual "Our Children, Climate, Faith" Symposium in Strafford, Vermont. Starhawk is author of many works celebrating the Goddess movement and Earth-based, feminist spirituality…. a peace, environmental, and global justice activist and trainer, a permaculture designer and teacher, a Pagan and Witch. Visit her website at starhawk.org.

Rev. Gregory Wilson interviews Hannah Morgan and Tim DeChristopher at the Second Annual Our Children, Climate, Faith Symposium in Strafford, Vermont, August 24, 2014. Hannah Morgan is a young climate activist: "Youth activists Hannah Morgan … and scores of other direct action protesters ... conducted lock-down blockades at mines and coal plants, despite repeated police use of pepper spray, taser guns, and pain compliance holds."

The Second Annual Our Children, Climate, Faith Symposium, August 23-24, 2014, in Strafford, Vermont, opened with a talk by Rev. Gregory V. Wilson.

 

 


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