A Flood of Ideas: A Symposium on Noah, the Great Flood,and Climate Change

November 3, 2019 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Sacred Heart University, East Building Auditorium, West Campus
3135 Easton Turnpike
Barbara Jay

The second event co-sponsored by CHJ’s Saul Haffner Jewish Enrichment Fund  takes a different tack from the Yiddish Cabaret of last May. Over the years, Saul facilitated many bible study discussions, both at our Adult Ed sessions and at NCC’s Lifetime Learners classes. This program continues and extends that tradition.

A rabbi, a priest and an imam got together….  Nope, it’s not the beginning of a joke!  It’s how the symposium starts, with each religious leader describing how his faith (yes, they are all men☹️) interprets the story of Noah and the flood. 

This panel is followed by three distinguished environmental scientists (and authors) speaking about the human and non-human forces impacting climate change today and what must be done to ameliorate the potentially disastrous consequences to the earth.  They are Dr. Karim Ahmed, prolific writer on climate change and board member of NCSE, the National Council for Science and the Environment; marine geologist Dr. Bill Ryan of Columbia University Earth Observatory and co-author of  “Noah’s Flood: The New Scientific Discoveries about the Event that Changed History; and Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker, co-founder and co-director of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale University. 🤗

Finally all the speakers will convene and discuss (with audience participation) the way forward as the world deals with the repercussions of climate change. Moderators are David Weisberg, CEO, Federation for Jewish Philanthropy, and Rev. Stephanie M Johnson, Rector and Eco-Minister, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Riverside, CT.

Are you convinced yet?  Make your reservations now: Click here! 

In addition to CHJ, the program is sponsored by the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County, with the support of IREJN, the InterReligious Eco-Justice Network and the UN Association of Southwestern CT.  

Note: To help keep the Saul Haffner Jewish Enrichment Fund going, consider making a donation: online by clicking here or you can send a check payable to “CHJ Saul Haffner Fund” to Treasurer Walt Frank. Donors to the fund will receive a copy of “Just a Boy from Brighton Beach,” the book of Saul’s essays about growing up in the 1930s and 40s … yeah, in  Brooklyn. Thanks to all who have made a contribution!

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