Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Environmental Justice in the City April 8-10, 2010

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary's Metro-Urban Institute will convene its 14th annual Urban Intensive Weekend conference April 8-10, 2010. This year's conference will be a national dialogue on ecological and social justice as tasks to be addressed by the Church of Jesus Christ through both evangelism and community organizing.

Utilizing Martin Luther King, Jr.'s theology of "The Beloved Community," this conference will explore strategies to bring people interested in saving trees and endangered species together with people concerned about gun-violence, poor schools, and poverty to help create a more physically and spiritually healthy environment for all.

Registration fee is $75. Fee includes all conference events and meals.

Visit The Metro-Urban Institute for complete information. Call 412-441-1393 or e-mail swerth@pts.edu with questions.

This three-day event (Thursday afternoon through Saturday) will focus on the theme: Building the Beloved Community: Environmental Justice in the City and will include practitioners in environmental and social justice as well as some of the leading scholars and pastor-scholars from Pittsburgh and various sections of the nation. The conference is the Second Calling for the Order of the Day dialogue among African American Presbyterians throughout the PCUSA.

The distinguished career of Dr. Gayraud Wilmore, Professor Emeritus of Church History, Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA will be celebrated. In 1963, Dr. Wilmore became the first African American Professor to join the faculty of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

The conference will include presentations, site-visits, and community-based workshops led by community groups, and churches, schools giving participants an opportunity to interact with leaders of faith-based efforts in their host communities where positive changes are occurring.Registration Information
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