Friday, January 17, 2014

Presentation to discuss climate change and response by faith communities

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- Rabbi Moti Rieber, coordinator of Kansas Interfaith Power & Light, will discuss the issue of climate change, the religious response and the work of his agency, in a presentation open to the public on Sunday, Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m. in the O’Shea Assembly Room, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth (SCL) Mother House, 4200 South 4th Street, Leavenworth, Kan. The SCL Care of Creation Committee is hosting this event.

Kansas Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) seeks to engage faith communities in environmental stewardship and sustainable practices through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Rabbi Rieber is a long-time activist on peace, social justice and environmental issues, and brings a variety of pulpit and organizational experience to the work of Kansas IPL.

He previously served as Rabbi of Congregation Beth Shalom in Naperville, Ill., and as Executive Director of the Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation in Wichita, Kan.

He has extensive experience in interfaith work and nonprofit management, and served on Kansas IPL’s Steering Committee from 2008-2010. He and his wife, Suzy, live with their three children in Overland Park, Kan.

A reception with desserts and beverages provided by the University of Saint Mary Global Studies Institute will be provided in O’Shea Assembly Room between 5:45 – 6:15 p.m. prior to the presentation.

RSVP by emailing or calling or 913-758-6556.