NH Council of Churches - NH Faith Community Roundtable May 21, 2015

New Hampshire Council of Churches

Voices of NH Faith Communities on Climate Disruption: A Call to Action

New England College - Concord Center

62 North Main Street

Concord, NH

Thursday May 21st, 2015  1:00 pm


The New Hampshire environmental community will co-sponsor a roundtable discussion with faith leaders to highlight stewardship of the Earth and calling upon our political leaders to acknowledge climate disruption and the urgent need for action.


  • Bring voices of faith and conscience to the climate change action discussion
  • Encourage political leaders to demonstrate leadership on climate change
  • Provide a platform for additional faith community organizing on climate change action

Format is a facilitated roundtable discussion with the following elements:

  • Welcoming remarks (5 minutes)
  • Overview of climate change impacts (10 minutes)
  • Presentations and discussions by faith leaders (30 minutes) - Facilitator TBD
  • Open discussion and next steps (15 minutes)

Participants: (incomplete list):

  • Rev. Jonathan Hopkins, Concordia Lutheran Church
  • Rev. Steve Blackmer (invited) Episcopal Church of NH
  • Presbytery of New England - Presbyterian Church (USA) Rev. Mary Westfall
  • The following to be determined

New England Meeting of Friends; Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester, NH; United Church of Christ; United Methodist Church; Judaism; Unitarian Universalist Societies; Evangelical Environmental Network.


Clare J. Chapman

Executive Director

New Hampshire Council of Churches



125 Airport Road

Concord, NH 03301