As a follow-up to the November 15 Festival of Faiths Fall Forum “Energy Independence Boom: A Call for Religious Leadership,” the Center for Interfaith Relations is asking all communities of faith of all religious traditions, organizations and individuals to join the Dominican Sisters of Peace, the Loretto Community and the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in raising your voices in support of clean energy in Kentucky.
An Energy Vision from the Heart of Kentucky’s “Holy Land” is a public statement that was formulated in response to the development of natural gas pipelines, which will connect hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) operations in the northeast with chemical processing plants in the south. It speaks out against all plans for expanded extraction of fossil fuel or infrastructures such as pipelines that require the plundering of God’s creation and the endangerment of human communities. The statement advocates instead for immediate regional and national plans for the transition to renewable sources of energy.
This Energy Vision Statement will be formally publicized Tuesday, December 10, at a press conference hosted by several faith leaders from the region. Details about the event will be available soon.
Show your support and sign this important statement as an individual or on behalf of your organization. Signatures are needed no later than Friday, December 6, in order to be listed in the initial press release. However, signatures will be accepted after December 6 as well.
More information is available at www.lorettocommunity.org/energy.
The Center for Interfaith Relations is a proud supporter of this initiative, which is in keeping with the organization’s efforts to use interfaith dialogue as a means to encourage common action among all faith traditions to address issues that affect our entire community.
Our thanks to you for your ongoing support.