Austin Religious Groups, “April is Earth Month”

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While Austin's newly-formed Interfaith Environmental Network plans the Texas's-first interfaith Earth Day worship service, historic First Baptist Church prepares for a month of education and stewardship activities.

The Interfaith Environmental Network http://interfaithenvironment.org/ (launched just 5 months ago) will be holding an Earth Day worship service at St. David's Episcopal Church, Sunday April 25. The event, “Green By Faith” http://interfaithenvironment.o… will feature Jewish, Christian and Muslim clergy in collaborative worship, 2 to 3p.m. and an information fair and social hour, 3 to 5 p.m.

First Baptist Church http://fbcaustin.org/content.c… (founded in downtown Austin July of 1847) will be promoting educational opportunities Wednesdays and Sundays April 7 through May 2. Events include:

   * A creation care worship service led by Rev. Roger Paynter, Sunday May 2nd (11 am).

   * A series of educational shorts, presented by local environmental experts and Rev. Ann Pittman, Wednesdays: April 7, 14, 21, and 28 (6pm).

   * “The Journey of Environmental Stewardship,” presented by (me) eco-educator Chris Searles, with guests Rev. Leigh Jackson and Rev. Don Searles. Sundays: April 11, 18, 25 & May 2 (twice daily, 9:30am & 2:00pm). more:  http://www.bethany-umc.org/309…

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All activities are free and open to the public.

for more info on the Interfaith event, visit: http://interfaithenvironment.o…

to register for The Journey of Environmental Stewardship, call (512) 476-2625 or email: kcappolino@fbcaustin.org

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Religious Folks for Climate Protection

Members of these communities have been supportive of Austin's petition for renewed climate protection. You can visit and consider signing the document here: http://www.thepetitionsite.com…

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If you know of any other events, please list them in the comments section below. Thanks.

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