Event Details:

People of faith across our state will come together to discuss our concerns for West Virginia’s changing climate, its effects on our way of life, our future, and our response. All are invited!

Keynote speakers and panel discussions will feature WV faith leaders and economic, legislative, and climate experts discussing:

  • Our shared call to care for creation
  • West Virginia as an Energy Leader-an historical perspective and the effects we are seeing today
  • A bright future for WV
  • What you can do and how you can be involved–in your congregation or faith group, advocating for policy

Featured speakers from the faith community:

  • Bill Myers, Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Charleston, WV
  • Rev. Jeff Allen, United Methodist Pastor and Executive Director of WV Council of Churches
  • Rev. Mitch Hescox, President, The Evangelical Environmental Network
  • Rev. Ron English, Restorative Justice Facilitator with American Friends Service Committee; ordained into the ministry by Drs. Martin Luther King Jr. and Sr. at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Ga
  • Robin Blakeman, Ordained Minister, Presbyterian Church of the USA, with validated ministry in environmental stewardship; Steering Committee, WV Interfaith Power & Light
  • Bishop Marcia Dinkins, Founder and Executive Director of Black Women Rising
  • Rachel Dash, MSW, LICSW, Co-Chair, Temple Israel Social Action Committee, Charleston WV

Lunch provided ($15 donation suggested); free parking available.

If you have questions or would like to become a conference co-sponsor, contact CCL West Virginia state co-coordinator Mark Tabbert at [email protected] or 949-310-5256.


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