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Thank you for joining us for the

Faith Leadership Dialogue:

Creation Care & Climate Stewardship


Date: November 15, 2009 (Sunday)

Time: 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Central Time

Location: St. John's Lutheran Church

Address: 424 1st Avenue S, Jamestown, ND


Hosted by the Eastern North Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America

Join faith leaders sharing what Christian faith traditions have to say about creation care and climate stewardship:

Deborah Kiesey, Bishop, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church

Steve Minnema, Interim Executive Presbyter, Presbyterian Church USA, Presbytery of the Northern Plain

Mark Narum, Bishop, Western North Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, and Wes Aardahl, Pastor, Faith Lutheran Church, Bismarck

William Rindy, Bishop, Eastern North Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America

Wade Schemmel, Conference Minister, United Church of Christ Northern Plains Conference

John Taylor, Program Officer, Catholic Relief Services

Moderator: Paul Schuster, Priest, St Mark’s Catholic Church, Bottineau, and President, Prairie Climate Stewardship Network

Engage Experts on the Economics of Climate Change and Technology Solutions:

Stephen DeCanio, Professor of Economics, Emeritus, University of California, Santa Barbara, and Former Senior Staff Economist, President Reagan's Council of Economic Advisers

Steve Brick, Non-Resident Senior Fellow for Climate and Energy, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs


Creation care is a responsibility shared by all Christian faith traditions. Our engagement in stewardship of creation signifies our love and respect for God's creation, human and nonhuman, and is a demonstration of our responsibility to all who come after us.

The purpose of this dialogue is to create an opportunity for people of faith to gather and learn about what each of our faith traditions has to say about creation care and climate stewardship; the importance of acting; and what can be done now.

This dialogue is for all people of faith, from laity to clergy.


• Faith leaders from various traditions will share what each tradition has to say about creation care and climate stewardship.

• Learn about the economic implications of responding to climate change and of the potential future costs of a failure to do so.

• Explore how ethics and intergenerational equity have a place within the economics framework.

• Learn about technology solutions that exist for North Dakota that foster climate stewardship.

• The importance of action from a faith perspective and what people of faith can do.


Partners: Presbyterians for Restoring Creation, Northern Plains Presbytery; Presentation Peace and Justice Center, Fargo; and Great Plains Institute

Sponsors: The Energy Foundation and Rockefeller Brothers Fund

For more information e-mail or call Prairie Climate Stewardship Network @ 701-647-2532


Free and Open to the Public

Registration Requested