our Faith into Action: Making a Difference for the Environment
Sat Feb 26
9 am - 12 noon
507 Bank St at Argyle
900 Welcome (Rev David Illman-White), Introductions, Reflection
905 Sharing in pairs: How will we know that this morning has been helpful?
910 Elements of Effective Faith-based Action
Mishka Lysack (University of Calgary)
915 Report from Cancun: Lessons Learned, Priorities, & Opportunities Now
Clare Demerse (Associate Director, Climate Change Unit, Pembina Institute)
935 discussion in pairs & reporting
955 Green Budget: Andrew Van Iterson (Program Manager, Green Budget Coalition)
· what is it?
· what are the values that inform this work?
· what is the strategic thinking that guides this project?
1015 discussion groups: faith perspectives on Green Budget
· What can we as people of faith learn as we develop our public voice?
1045 Faith Groups: Opportunities for Engagement: How can We Translate our Faith into Effective Action
Janet Epp-Buckingham (Director, Laurentian Leadership Centre)
Mike Hogeterp (Director, Christian Reform Church: Centre for Dialogue)
1105 discussion groups & reporting back
· What was the most helpful thing you learned about faith-based engagement?
· What are the most appealing opportunities for taking action?
1120 Networking & Next Steps: (Ottawa opportunities to partner, responding to Federal Budget, Federal election, preparing for UN Talks in Durban; supporting Green Energy Act in Ontario; advocating for other actions)
1150 updates: GSS (Kathryn) & A Rocha (Paul H)
1155 Sharing in pairs: how was this morning helpful for you?
12 noon Reflective closing
Chair: John Dorner (Sustainability Liaison, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ottawa; member of steering committee, Greening Sacred Spaces - Ottawa)