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Kentuckians have made it clear that we want an energy future that supports jobs, health, equity and climate – and we have great ideas for how to bring that about. The Empower Kentucky Summit will be largest gathering ever of a diverse set of Kentuckians figuring out what it will take to bring about Kentucky’s Bright Energy Future. 

For the past year we’ve been listening to the ideas, hopes and needs of Kentuckians, learning from what other states have done, and tapping into technological and economic expertise to put together a draft plan for what’s possible, what it will take and why it matters for Kentucky to make a just transition to a clean energy economy 

If you’re interested in being part of a well-informed, creative, visionary, justice-oriented conversation about building the agenda for Kentucky’s energy future, join us September 30 – October 1 in Louisville.

Click here to register to attend! 

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Saturday, October 1 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Workshop - A matter of faith: The role of faith communities in addressing climate change and just transition

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Care for creation, concern for the health and well being of people in our communities, and a commitment to justice are deeply held values shared by nearly all religions. Join us in this workshop to explore ways many faith communities and leaders in Kentucky are responding to issues of energy, climate change, and just transition. Together we’ll discuss some of the challenges and opportunities and ways each of us can help to engage diverse faith communities and grow a more powerful moral voice on these issues in Kentucky.

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Donna Aros

Pastor, St. Paul United Methodist Church
From a "back-to-the-land hippie" to an ordained United Methodist minister, Donna Aros connects love and care of God's creation to wider justice concerns.  Donna is a member of the Justice Commission of the Kentucky Council of Churches.  She has served congregations from Cave City... Read More →

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Susan Classen

Retreat Center Director, Loretto Community
Susan Classen is the director of Cedars of Peace, a retreat center on the grounds of the Sisters of Loretto Motherhouse.  A Mennonite, she did international development work in Latin America from 1981-2003.  Her passion for the earth grew out of experiences in Latin America where... Read More →
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Tim Darst

Executive Director, Kentucky Interfaith Power & Light
Tim Darst is the Executive Director of Kentucky Interfaith Power & Light a non-profit organization that helps religious congregations to care for creation through conservation, efficiency and alternative energy.  He is a member of St. William Catholic Church in Louisville’s West... Read More →
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Patricia Tull

Professor Emerita, Louisville Seminary
Patricia K. Tull is author of Inhabiting Eden: Christians, the Bible, and the Ecological Crisis (Westminster John Knox, 2013), and A.B. Rhodes Professor Emerita of Old Testament at Louisville Seminary in Kentucky. She currently serves as Program Director for Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light. Trisha preaches and lectures widely on the spiritual and biblical dimensions of creation care, and writes a regular... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
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