The "Caring for His Creation: How the Faith Community Leads on Environmental Justice" panel will discuss how the Religious community has been a bulwark in the fight for justice; whether we are talking about civil rights, criminal justice reform, or building economic opportunity. Our churches and our pastors have consistently played a leading role. Protecting and preserving the environment for future generations is no different — solving the problems our community and the world currently face is going to require leadership from the pulpit.
 

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Awakening a social giant in the effort to fight climate change

The Reverend Dr. Ambrose Carroll, Sr, is the founder of Green The Church a national effort designed to tap into the power and purpose of the African  American faith community, to explore and expand the role of churches as centers for environmental and economic resilience.  

Green The Church engages congregations in the fight against climate change, and helps churches serve as centers of resilience that ensure their communities survive—and thrive—in the face of disasters.

Dr. Carroll was recently interviewed by the University of California's Carbon Neutrality Initiative. Here his remarks here.

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"Healthy Berkeley provides funding for organizations that advocate for family health through better nutrition, such as their 2017 partnership with Berkeley Youth Alternatives-BYA, a collaboration with The Church by The Side of The Road and Berkeley Mt Zion MBC (BMZ) that aims to reduce rates of diabetes and obesity and to increase overall health of African American families in South and West Berkeley." 
Read more here:
 http://www.berkeleyside.com/2017/08/10/berkeley-requires-kids-meals-include-milk-water-not-soda/