EcoFaith Conference

A Christian Response to Creation Care in Cascadia

November 11, 2017

Bethany Community Church, Seattle WA

“When I’m out hiking, skiing, or climbing on my day off, I’m rarely alone. On weekends tens of thousands spill out of their climate-controlled, urbanized, pixelated lives in search of nature, but of course what they’re really searching for is God.”
– Richard Dahlstrom

EcoFaith is an innovative conference exploring how our faith could and should interact with the natural environment in Cascadia and beyond. We’re cultivating a group of local theologians, pastors, artists, and activists to discuss questions like these and others:

  • What does Christian theology really tell us about our relationship with the environment?
  • What should a Christian response to environmental degradation look like?
  • What can Christians do to steward the environment?
  • What is the relationship between environmentalism and justice, particularly for the poorest among us?

 

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Presenters

Francis Icasiano

Francis Icasiano

Francis Icasiano is first-generation Filipino and the Managing Principal of Cascadia Consulting Group, an environmental consulting firm headquartered in Seattle.
Richard Dahlstrom

Richard Dahlstrom

Richard Dahlstrom is a pastor at Bethany Community Church in Seattle, and author of The Colors of Hope: Becoming People of Mercy, Justice, and Intimacy (churchbcc.org).

Erica Grimm

Erica Grimm

Dr. Erica L. Grimm is an artist with over 25 solo exhibitions. She is in numerous private and public collections, including the Vatican Art Collection, Canada Council Art Bank and the Richmond Art Gallery.
Mary DeJong

Mary DeJong

Mary DeJong is an eco-theologian who writes, speaks and consults in the territories of sacred ecology, theology of place, Celtic spirituality, pilgrimage, and transformative travel.
Corey Greaves

Corey Greaves

Corey helped facilitate the growth of the largest Native American youth ministry in the PCUSA, at Wapato Community Presbyterian Church. He and his wife Gina started Mending Wings, a non-profit, Native American youth organization, where they currently oversee one of the largest Native American, faith-based organizations in the country. 
More to come!