Highlights from our Interfaith Dialogue Luncheon on 2/27/14

On February 27, 2014, Interweave hosted an interfaith dialogue luncheon with the Peace Islands Institute, GreenFaith and Genesis Farm on the New Environmental Ethic at the Table of Abraham Rabbi Lawrence Troster, co-founder of the GreenFaith Fellowship Program spoke to the Jewish teaching of tikkun olam (repairing the world) and the moral issues involved in consumerism.  Br. Kevin Cawley PhD, Executive Director of the Thomas Berry Forum for Ecological Dialogue at Iona College, traced Christian perspectives on care of the earth by drawing on the wisdom of great Christian saints and mystics. Harun Alacadag, Director of Interfaith Affairs at Peace Islands Institute, spoke to Islam’s prohibition against thoughtless consumption of the earth’s resources because it is disrespectful toward God, the Creator and Owner of all bounties.

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