Rev. Peter Sawtell - Public Witness, Political Action & Social Change
Sunday, March 18, 2018

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Plymouth Congregational UCC
916 W. Prospect Rd.
Fort Collins, CO 80526

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Karen Speed

3/18/2018 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Plymouth Congregational Church, UCC
916 W Prospect Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80526

Public Witness, Political Action and Social Change: What Can Churches Do?

There are some legal restrictions on what non-profit groups, including churches, can do in the political sphere, but there are many ways that churches can be engaged in work for political and social change.

In this afternoon workshop, we'll identify several areas of advocacy and social change work that are available
to community groups. Breakout groups will help you delve into approaches that are of specific interest.
This conversation will be helpful and appropriate for pastors and lay leaders of congregations, and for representatives of non-profit agencies.
As the executive director of Eco-Justice Ministries since 2000, Rev. Peter Sawtell has stressed the need for Christian churches to dig deeply into their faith and ethics in this time of deepening ecological crisis. Eco-Justice Ministries has brought this message to hundreds of congregations and thousands of church leaders in the Rocky Mountain region, nationally and internationally. Peter has been a keynote speaker and workshop leader at ecumenical and denominational conferences across the United States and was invited to southern Germany in 2014 for a 10-day speaking tour on environmental ministries. He is widely known for his weekly email commentary, Eco-Justice Notes, which addresses current issues of environmental justice from the perspective of Christian theology and pastoral ministry. Peter is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ and has been one of the denomination's most prominent and persistent environmental leaders.