Forty Days and Forty Nights: The Growing Role of Religions in the Urgent Fight for Environmental Sustainability One Nobel prize-winning biologist from Stanford recently articulated the consensus of hope among biologists: to limit the extinction of species on earth to only 30 percent during this century. This is just one item indicating the enormous environmental challenge before us and the urgent need for environmental sustainability. This panel of leaders from various faith communities will discuss how faith communities can and are leading the way, and what we can do to support sustainability and stewardship of the planet. Among the things to be discussed are the recent Sierra Club award for the large LDS City Creek development in downtown Salt Lake City and Utah Interfaith Power and Light’s recent music composition and Earth Day sermon awards for 2008. An original music composition submitted for this contest will be performed during the session.
Steve Ritchey, Elaine Emmi, Joan Gregory, Mark D. Thomas