Sunday Adult Faith Formation – April 22
“Earth Day Is for the Birds … and All God’s Creatures”
April 22, 1970 was the first Earth Day, an effort initiated to increase awareness of environmental issues. It is largely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. Since then, Earth Day has become an annual celebration of environmental stewardship, garnering the support and advocacy of hundreds of millions of people around the world.
For 48 years, Earth Day has kept environmentalism and conservation as topics of concern for many. But how do we keep the fire burning for what scientist and author Rachel Carson (whose 1962 book Silent Spring led the way to the first Earth Day) has called “…a cause that has no end?” Perhaps well-known anthropologist and conservationist Jane Goodall has provided some guidance with these words: “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.”
On Sunday, April 22 at 11:20 a.m. — Earth Day 2018 — join Elder Ken Gober for a bird’s-eye look at the meaning and significance of Earth Day and the conservation movement. There is no better time than the spring migration to focus our attention on our avian allies with whom we share the earth as they return north in their vibrant breeding plumage and choral glory to nest and raise young.
What are some of the challenges birds face in today’s world? What are some examples of successful programs and projects that have helped them? What role can we play in the stewardship of our environment, and what are some things we can do to make the world a better place for all of God’s creatures? Come join the discussion and our search for answers.