Environment event set

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BRUNSWICK – An environmental symposium, “One Earth, One Community: Environmental and Spiritual Challenges,” will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Sills Hall on the Bowdoin College campus.

Hosted by Bowdoin College, the event is co-sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Maine Committee on the Environment, the Maine Council of Churches and Maine Interfaith Power and Light.

The symposium will focus on the need for congregations of all faith traditions to work to protect earth from environmental catastrophe. Events will include presentations and discussions workshops covering the ways people of faith can organize as groups and act as individuals to protect and preserve the environment.

Keynote speakers will be Dr. Susan MacKenzie, director of Eco-Spirituality Programs, Living Water Spiritual Center, Winslow, and Martha Kirkpatrick, former commissioner of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, now at Harvard Divinity School and in the process of becoming an Episcopal priest.

Members of all faiths and the public are invited. Deadline for registration is Friday, April 12. A fee of $18 will cover costs, including coffee, snacks and lunch featuring local foods. For more information and to register, contact Sandi Buzzell at Maine Council of Churches at sbuzzell@mainecouncilofchurches.org or by phone at 772-1918.

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