Greening the Parish Webinar Series

The Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations is pleased to announce a four-part webinar series on Greening the Parish launching in January 2021. The series will feature conversations between expert panelists on what it means to be a steward of creation through the lens of our Orthodox Christian theology, best practices, and daily action. 

Participants are asked to register once for all webinars here. Webinars will begin at 6:00 PM ET and finish at 7:00 PM ET. Learn more about each panelist here

January 7, 2021 - Orthodox Initiatives: What is happening in parishes, what is possible and effective. 

Frederick W. Krueger – Executive Director of the Orthodox Fellowship of the Transfiguration 

Dr. George P. Nassos – Ariston Institute and Care for Creation Ministry at Ss. Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church, Glenview, IL

Hieromonk Michael – Monk of St. Gregory Palamas Monastery, Ohio

Franchesca Duval – Co-owner of zero-waste and regenerative Alchemist Farm & Garden 


January 8, 2021 - Ecumenical Practices: Insight into best practices in ecumenical partner churches. 

Shantha Ready Alonso – Executive Director of Creation Justice Ministries

Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas – Missioner for Creation Care, Episcopal Church 

Rev. Dr. Jim Antal – Special Advisor on Climate Justice to the General Minister & President of the United Church of Christ 

Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade – Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship at Lexington Theological Seminary


January 14 - Communities at Work: Ways and practices to put creation care into action in our communities. 

Karenna Gore – Founder and Director of the Center for Earth Ethics, Union Theological Seminary

Rev. Fletcher Harper – Executive Director of GreenFaith

Patrick Carolan – Former Executive Director of the Franciscan Action Network and co-founder of Global Catholic Climate Movement

Martin Palmer – FaithInvest Interim Chief Executive 


January 15 - Hopeful Aspirations: Young adult hopes for now and the future to protect God's Creation. 

Featured Message from Dr. Jane Goodall 

Ephemia Nicolakis – Student & Girl Scout Gold Awardee on Greening the Orthodox Parish project

Nike Pappas – Program Specialist at Burton 4-H Camp

John Touloupis – Co-founder of Green New World TV

Alexios Touloupis – Co-founder of Green New World TV

Steven Christoforou – Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America


Participants are asked to register once for all webinars here. Learn more about each panelist here.


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