Iowa Religious Leaders Statement on Climate Change 2018

We can no longer wait…

Speakers in order of appearance.
Matt Russell, Executive Director, Iowa Interfaith Power & Light, Lacona
Rev. Minna Bothwell, Capitol Hill Lutheran Church, Des Moines
Sukhman Virdi, Member of the Sikh Community of Iowa, Urbandale
Rev. Katie Dawson, Lead Pastor Immanuel United Methodist Church, Des Moines
Deacon Mike McCarthy, St. Ambrose Cathedral Parish, Catholic Diocese of Des Moines
Rev. Nikira Hernandez-Evans, Native Paiute, Plymouth United Church of Christ, Des Moines
Joshua T. Mandelbaum, Temple B’nai Jeshurun member, Board Member Greater Des Moines Jewish Federation
Imam Jaaphar Adbul Hamed, Muslim Community Organization, Des Moines

Iowa IPL  released the 2018 Iowa Religious Leaders Statement on Climate Change on November 14 at Capitol Hill Lutheran Church in Des Moines. Religious leaders can STILL SIGN ON to add your name or organization to the list of more than 200 signatures calling for all Iowans to create and implement faith-based solutions to climate change.

Radio interview KNIA/KRLS Knoxville, Pella, Indianola.

Press release for the statement release and interfaith prayer service on November 14.

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Thank you to our faith leaders who helped Iowa IPL craft this year’s statement.

The Rt. Rev. C. Christopher Epting
Retired Bishop, Episcopalian Diocese of Iowa

The Rev. Zuiko Redding
Cedar Rapids Zen Center

The Rev. Dr. Jim Martin-Schramm
Professor of Religion, Luther College

Dr. Robert Sessions
Retired, New Song Episcopal Church, Iowa City