The Greening Congregations Collaborative will host national speaker, TedX presenter, talk show host, author, retired UCC pastor, and ecotheologian, The Rev. Michael Dowd at an event in Freeland this week.
Dowd will speak about how religion and science are not enemies but instead have the potential and the requirement to work together so that humanity will survive the 21st century, according to a recent news release. His talk is entitled: Faithful to the Future: Inspiration for Challenging Times.
The event is 7 p.m. Friday, Jan 13 at St. Augustine’s-in-the-Woods Episcopal Church, 5217 S Honeymoon Bay Road.
Dowd is returning to Whidbey Island after a seven-year absence. He and his wife, science writer Connie Barlow, travel the country speaking about how science and religion, working together, offer new hope for people to mitigate the human impact on Earth’s climate, seas and other species.
His talk will focus on how people can foster shared and effective action to protect the planet.
Greening Congregations Collaborative of Whidbey Island is made up of the following churches: St. Augustine’s-in the-Woods, St. Hubert Catholic, Langley United Methodist, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island and Unity of Whidbey.