Religions and Spirituality

'Our Common Home': Summit's GreenFaith Circle Hosts Discussion Series on Pope's Climate Change Views Beginning July 23


SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit GreenFaith Circle will host three evenings of dialogue on Pope Francis’ recently released encyclical letter Laudato Si', which the Pontiff addressed to "all people about our common home." The historic teaching letter has brought the issue of climate change squarely into the faith community, and will be discussed July 23, July 30, and August 6, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church.

The sessions, open to those of all faiths, will feature a panel of speakers representing various religious congregations from the Summit area, as well as two professors from Seton Hall University, including:

- Dr. Marian Glenn, Professor of Biology, Seton Hall University

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- Dr. Ki Joo (KC) Choi, Chair, Department of Religion, Seton Hall University

- Cantor Marina Shamesh, Temple Sinai

- Reverend Vernon Williams, Fountain Baptist Church

- Rabbi Avi Friedman, Congregation Ohr Shalom- Summit Jewish Community Center

- Reverend Dr. Robert Morris, Calvary Episcopal Church

- Reverend Dr. Charles Rush, Christ Church

Those wishing to familiarize themselves with the document can go to

The Summit GreenFaith Circle is a group of Summit faith communities, who work together in an effort to foster environmental stewardship and sustainable living. Supported by the interfaith environmental organization GreenFaith as well as the Summit Interfaith Council, the Summit GreenFaith Circle is the first locally focused interfaith environmental stewardship group of its kind in the United States.  
Central Presbyterian Church is located at 70 Maple Street.

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