More Than 60 Congregations of Maine Interfaith Power and Light to Sponsor Screening of Gore Environmental Film

October 1, 2006

Source: Village Soup

On October 1, 2006 Village Soup reported, "More than 60 congregations from Kittery to Caribou will show the global warming documentary 'An Inconvenient Truth' as part of a nationwide, interfaith screening of educational films about global climate change during the month of October. Nationally, almost 500,000 people are expected to view the film during the week. 'Global warming is the biggest threat our planet has ever faced,' said Sukie Curtis, outreach coordinator for Maine Interfaith Power and Light, a nonprofit organization that works to protect the natural world from climate change by engaging the faith communities and people of Maine in energy conservation and the use of clean, renewable energy. 'Maine Interfaith Power and Light hopes seeing "An Inconvenient Truth" will engage Maine congregants to take action to reduce global warming emissions'... Founded in 2000 as one of the first interfaith groups in the nation, Maine Interfaith Power and Light today is the only entity that offers a 100-percent-renewable, Maine-made, clean electricity supply to residential customers. Maine’s 60 congregations — which include Jewish synagogues, a Bahai community, Unitarian-Universalists and several Christian denominations including Episcopalians, the United Church of Christ, Methodists, Roman Catholics, Quakers and Swedenborgians — join 4,000 congregations across the nation in showing the documentary as part of national Interfaith Power & Light’s 'Spotlight on Global Warming' campaign. Participating congregations will provide educational materials to attendees and feedback on the event to Interfaith Power & Light. 'People of all religious and political beliefs share a common concern over the risk global warming poses to our planet,' said Sally Bingham, founder of Interfaith Power & Light, a nondenominational, nonpartisan ministry that helps congregations of all faiths to reduce global warming emissions."