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Kennedy to speak at Festival of Faiths (Environmentalism as religion)
courier journal ^ | 11-03-03 | peter smith

Posted on 11/03/2003 5:32:34 PM PST by wheelgunguru

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who has led legal battles to protect New York State waterways, will talk Sunday about the relationship between spirituality and environmental activism in the keynote address to open this year's Festival of Faiths.

The 10-day festival — a set of interfaith dialogues and activities that has gained national attention in its eight years of existence — also will include talks on nonviolence by the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.

Louisville Metro Mayor Jerry Abramson and Police Chief Robert White will speak on faith and community activism, Catholic priest-activists Daniel Berrigan and John Dear will talk about nonviolence and evangelical Christian author Ron Sider will speak on the problem of hunger amid wealth.

The common theme, said Terry Taylor, executive director of the sponsoring Cathedral Heritage Foundation, is the relationship of faith to justice. Kennedy's talk will focus on environmental justice, he said.

"It's only been in the last several decades that people in the various religions have come to think of concern for the environment as part of their spiritual practice," Taylor said. "We're really excited that we can bring this forward for people. There are a lot of people who are environmentalists and there are a lot of people who are spiritual, but helping people see the connection is, we hope, a good service."

Kennedy, president of the activist Waterkeeper Alliance and son of the slain U.S. senator, will open the conference with a talk about how his spirituality has motivated his environmental activism. Kennedy is credited with taking legal action to halt pollution in areas such as the Hudson River and Long Island Sound, arguing cases to expand citizen access to shorelines and suing sewage treatment plants to force compliance with the Clean Water Act.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: environment
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To: At _War_With_Liberals
You're not of the body! Law-givers!
I think the 'mob' episode, "Piece of the Action" has to be my favorite. I think the whole premise of the show is based on "neo-con" values. We want peace, but we know how to set the phasers on kill when necessary.
21 posted on 11/04/2003 2:46:46 PM PST by aynrandfreak
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To: aynrandfreak
That was the only episode in which the prime directive was justifiably broken.
22 posted on 11/04/2003 3:39:18 PM PST by At _War_With_Liberals (It took Zell Miller 1 minute to say what Republicans have been afraid to say for years...)
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To: Coleus
Thanks for the heads up!
23 posted on 11/04/2003 9:34:22 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: wheelgunguru

"It's only been in the last several decades that people in the various religions have come to think of concern for the environment as part of their spiritual practice," Taylor said.

24 posted on 11/04/2003 9:36:27 PM PST by Brad’s Gramma (I have a good recipe for Spotted Owl!)
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To: wheelgunguru
Somebody should ask Bobby Boy about the relationship between spirituality and ripping a baby's brain out.
25 posted on 11/05/2003 9:30:08 AM PST by Bush2000
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To: Coleus
Notice he didn't say his Catholic Faith, seems he is treading on thin ice with his new age practices.

The Kennedys aren't really Catholics. They're secular hedonists.
26 posted on 11/05/2003 9:31:30 AM PST by Bush2000
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To: Coleus
This Cathedral is the Cathedral of the Diocese of Louisville. The Catholic bishop of Louisville, Thomas C. Kelly, is on the board of directors. Protests should be made to the chancery of the diocese of Louisville about the appearance of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., since Kennedy is a pro-abort.
27 posted on 11/05/2003 1:42:57 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: Salvation

Quanta Cura
CONDEMNING CURRENT ERRORS

THE SYLLABUS OF ERRORS CONDEMNED BY PIUS IX
I. PANTHEISM, NATURALISM AND ABSOLUTE RATIONALISM

LIBERTAS
ON THE NATURE OF HUMAN LIBERTY

Naturalism


28 posted on 11/08/2003 1:53:57 PM PST by Coleus (Only half the patients who go into an abortion clinic come out alive.)
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To: Coleus
Thanks for doing the foot work, coleus
29 posted on 11/08/2003 10:28:02 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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