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School of Theology and Ministry

Interfaith Earth Day

2017: Compassion & Resistance

Join us for our annual Interfaith Earth Day event!  This year's event will feature interfaith conversations about care for the Earth, actions and information from local environmental organizations, live music, mindfulness meditation with the EcoSangha Zen Community, and tours of the Bullitt Center.  Free lunch is available while it lasts!

Thursday, April 20 | 11:30am-1:30pm
Seattle University Campus | Student Center 160 and outdoor areas

Sponsored by: School of Theology and Ministry, Earth Ministry, Campus Ministry, Center for Environmental Justice & Sustainability, KXSU Radio, EcoSangha Zen Community


Every year, Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry links up with other schools and departments across campus to host a special Earth Day gathering that honors how different faith traditions and cultures express care for the earth and engage in efforts to preserve its resources. 

For more information abou this event:
Dr. Michael Trice
Assistant Dean of Ecumenical & Interreligious Dialogue // 206.296.5332 

Interfaith Earth Day 2017 


Previous Years:

In 2014,  the theme, Indigenous Rights, Indignant Wrongs, addressed the devastating impacts of fossil fuel megaprojects on Native American culture and spirituality, reminding us all of our shared responsibility to protect Mother Earth.

Lummi Nation elder and master carver Jewel James told the tale of the 2014 Totem Pole Journey that honored, united, and empowered communities in the destructive path of coal and oil exports. Mennonite activists Meg and Peter Lumsdaine spoke about their recent efforts to address mining injustice with Native communities in Mexico.

This Earth Day celebration included a stunning array of visual representation of Indigenous communities' connection to creation, including a performance by the Danza Quetzalcoatl de Olympia Dance Troupe and a display of the collaborative mural that was painted by communities along the Totem Pole Journey.




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