Faith Communities Gather to Discuss Climate Change

February 5, 2008

Author: Jessica Ravitz

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

On a mountaintop, in a tree grove, along a seashore, spiritual connections transcend all forms of liturgy. The Word, in these settings, sounds through the crashing of waves, the rustling of leaves, the blowing of winds.

Members of Utah's various faith communities understand this much, which is why they came together recently to discuss climate change, an issue affecting all denominations. The Jan. 23 gathering at the University of Utah's Student Union, featuring panelists of different religious backgrounds, was scheduled to coincide with this week's Focus the Nation, a national teach-in to increase awareness about global warming.