Faith to Save the Planet

Brian McLaren
Faith to Save the Planet: An Evening with Brian McLaren. Sunday, May 12, 2019, at 7 p.m.

If you’re in town early for the Festival, head over to Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church on May 12 at 7 p.m. for “Faith to Save the Planet: An Evening with Brian McLaren.” Free general admission tickets are at

This free evening event will inspire attendees to respond to climate change from a faith perspective. Heralded by the New York Times as “Provocative and powerful,” McLaren is a passionate advocate for “a new kind of Christianity” on issues like climate change. He reminds us “Global warming is a matter of science, economics, and politics, but it is a spiritual, moral, religious issue – a matter of the head but also the heart, and we who are people of faith must acknowledge that we need to be part of the solution but too often many of us have been part of the problem. …We people of faith need to learn and passionately tell a new and healing story, a bigger, better, more gracious story.”

McLaren will moderate a panel of local leaders who are helping Minnesotans respond to the worldwide
challenge of climate change through science and faith. Panelists include:

  • Mark Seeley, Climatologist; Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota
  • Kelly Sherman-Conroy, Minister of Social Justice & Advocacy, Nativity Lutheran Church
  • Halston Sleets, Board of Directors, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
  • Alina Yaman, Project Coordinator, Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light

This event also features several local environmental justice organizations for attendees to connect with in-person and a pop-up bookstore featuring works by Brian McLaren and other environmental justice and environmental theology materials.