The top 10 reasons to come to EcoJustice Weekend!

Posted on May 9, 2017

The entire DioCal staff is working hard to coordinate this beautiful weekend on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 dedicated to protecting and celebrating God’s creation. Here are just a few of the many reasons you won’t want to miss out:

1. Inspiring stories. Friday afternoon’s conversation will include many real-world examples of ecojustice in actionFor instance, how did the Black Panther Party’s Oakland chapter spark a food revolution in schools? We’ll learn from civil rights expert john a. powell.

2. Challenging questions. We all know it’s important to eat right. But how do we eat righteously? Food justice advocate, Nicolette Hahn Niman of the famous Niman Ranch will offer her perspective.

3. Find the sacred in the mundane. Throughout EcoJustice Weekend, we’ll celebrate and rediscover the sacred nature of the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land we use for our nourishment.

4. Meet Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. Bishop Curry is participating in EcoJustice! He will preside at both the Friday evening Eucharist and Saturday’s Eco-Confirmation at Golden Gate Overlook.

5. Joyful worship. We’re encouraging congregations to bring their banners to the Friday evening Eucharist service and take a group photo with Bishop Curry, to represent the many wonderful communities within the diocese. And if you’ve never been to an Eco-Confirmation, please join our new confirmands as we officially welcome them into the fold!

6. Be reconfirmed! The Saturday Eco-Confirmation service is not just for new confirmands. Bishop Marc is inviting all Episcopalians who would like to be reconfirmed to attend this deeply spiritual service at Golden Gate Overlook in the Presidio.

7. Our Beloved Community. EcoJustice Weekend is drawing people from all over the diocese and beyond! Come make new friends while catching up with familiar faces.

8. Food and festivities! There’s a free reception Friday from 5-6:30 p.m. on the Grace Cathedral Plaza. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and chat with other attendees while preparing for the evening’s Eucharist.

9. Inspired action. Saturday is our Day of Action. Gather in small groups to clean, beautify, and mediate on our sacred surroundings.

10. Fuel the movement. It takes prayer, vigilance, and consistent action to protect our environment. Together, let’s reinforce our resolve!

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