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The Fierce Urgency of Now: Advocating for Climate Solutions
When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke at the March on Washington, he described a “fierce urgency of now.” Faith leaders are organizing this year around this theme in the context of climate change. Hear from leaders on the role our faith must play in this Kairos moment to advocate for solutions — the opportune time to take action before it’s too late, even in the midst of a global pandemic.

Join us for this Blessed Tomorrow episode of ecoAmerica's new webcast series, Let's Talk Climate, on July 30 from 2 - 3 pm EDT to hear from:

Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, Board Chair for Interfaith Power and Light
Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, Founder and CEO of Dayenu

This episode will be moderated by Anita Fête Crews, Director of Blessed Tomorrow at ecoAmerica.

Jul 30, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley
Board Chair for Interfaith Power and Light
Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley is currently Board Chair for Interfaith Power & Light and the founder of UrbanGreenhouse Institute. He is pastor Emeritus of Providence Missionary Baptist Church and former pulpit associate of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. Dr. Durley is a psychologist who has directed programs for the U.S. Department Of Education, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Head Start, and the NAACP. He is considered a transformational leader who marched with Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.. Dr. Durley has been intricately involved in the mitigation of climate change. He believes that God created a perfectly balanced ecological world and that human beings have a moral obligation and civic responsibility to speak out forcefully on the climate crisis facing the world. As an environmental activist he states that the business, political, scientific and educational communities must recognize and accept the significant foundational support of communities of faith.
Rabbi Jennie Rosenn
Founder and CEO, Dayenu
Rabbi Jennie Rosenn has spent more than two decades leading Jewish non-profit organizations, advocating for social change and creating dynamic new initiatives at the heart of the Jewish social justice movement. Before founding Dayenu, Rabbi Rosenn served as vice president for community engagement at HIAS, where she built a robust Jewish movement responding to the global refugee crisis. Prior to serving at HIAS, Rabbi Rosenn spent nearly a decade growing the Jewish social justice movement as the director of the Jewish Life and Values Program at the Nathan Cummings Foundation. There she built the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable and the Selah Leadership Training Program, while spearheading initiatives to cultivate the environmental movement and women as agents of change in Israel. Rabbi Rosenn was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion where she was a Wexner Graduate Fellow. She has twice been named one of the Forward’s 50 most influential Jews in America.