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Bedrock Lectures: Reverend Fletcher Harper

Faith and Spirituality, Human Rights and Climate Change

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

In the months leading up to the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Human Rights, Fracking and Climate Change, Spring Creek Project presents the Bedrock Lectures on Human Rights and Climate Change.

This online series features leading scientists, attorneys, writers, community leaders, activists, and artists. Together, the lectures create a chorus of voices and ideas that will invite audiences to imagine how we can build communities and lives in a world where environmental crises quickly become human rights crises.

We will release a new Bedrock Lecture every Wednesday from January 31 to May 30, 2018. The lectures are free and publically available on our website and social media channels. Each lecture will be about 20 minutes, and we invite you to watch them from your desk, with a group of friends, or at a community gathering.


Rev. Fletcher Harper, Executive Director of GreenFaith, will present his lecture, "Faith and Spirituality, Human Rights and Climate Change," on February 14, 2018.   

Fletcher Harper, an Episcopal priest, is Executive Director of GreenFaith, an international interfaith environmental organization.  He has developed a range of innovative programs to make GreenFaith a global leader in the religious-environmental movement.

In the past four years, he coordinated the 2015 OurVoices campaign which mobilized religious support globally for COP 21, led organizing of faith communities for the People’s Climate Marches in NYC and Washington DC, helped lead the faith-based fossil fuel divestment movement, supported the launch of the global Interfaith Rainforest Initiative, and co-founded Shine, a faith-philanthropy-NGO campaign to end energy poverty with renewable energy by 2030.  He helps lead GreenFaith’s new local organizing initiative, creating multi-faith GreenFaith Circles in local communities globally.

Fletcher accepted GreenFaith’s Many Faith’s, one Earth Award from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in 2009.  He is the author of GreenFaith: Mobilizing God’s People to Protect the Earth (Abingdon Press, March 2015).

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Carly Lettero
carly.lettero at oregonstate.edu
Environmental Arts & Humanities