This Wednesday, Rev. Richard Cizik will be speaking to a crowd of students, grad students, and community members at American University. I don't know about you, but I'm particularly jazzed up for this event for a few reasons. First, American University is smack dab in Washington, DC. This is where big decisions for our country are made. This is where laws (good for climate and bad for climate) are made.
But the real reason I can't wait for Wednesday's event is that there are SO MANY organizations involved. Originally, the Good Steward Campaign reached out to American University's United Methodist Ministry. Since then, the Social Justice team has been handling planning, event preparation, etc. They're partnering with Eco-Sense, an environmental organization that started Fossil Free AU, the active (and wonderful) fossil fuel divestment campaign on campus.
And we were happy with that. But then, the social justice crew got the Chaplain's office on board. Beyond that, campus ministry groups Chi Alpha and Assemblies of God have also said that they'd send students. And, Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church is also supportive of the event.
If you're in the DC area and interested in attending, join us this Wednesday, November 6th at 5:30pm in the Kay Spiritual Life Center on the campus of American University. We look forward to seeing you there!