CRANFORD—The Cranford Public Library and the Cranford Green Team will host a talk by the Reverend Fletcher Harper, Executive Director of GreenFaith, on Thursday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue.
GreenFaith is New Jersey’s interfaith coalition for the environment. Founded in 1992, the non-profit organization inspires, educates and mobilizes people of diverse spiritual backgrounds to rediscover their relationship with the sacred in nature and to restore the earth for future generations.
Reverend Harper will explain how GreenFaith works, talk about environmental responsibility and stewardship, and the right of everyone to live in a clean, safe environment. He will provide practical tools to help religious institutions implement actions that are in keeping with environmental stewardship and also provide strategies for meeting economic challenges, such as high energy costs.
Reverend Harper is an Episcopal priest. An award-winning spiritual writer and nationally-recognized preacher on the environment, he has developed a range of innovative programs to make GreenFaith a leader in the fast-growing religious-environmental movement. A graduate of Princeton University and Union Theological Seminary, Harper served as a parish priest for ten years and in leadership positions in the Episcopal Church prior to joining GreenFaith.
He was named 2006 Environmental Leader of the Year in New Jersey by Governor Corzine, received a prestigious Transformational Fellowship from Trinity Episcopal Church, Wall Street in 2008, and accepted GreenFaith’s Many Faith’s, One Earth Award from U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in 2009.
Admission to the program is free and all are welcome.
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