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Meeting to discuss morals and planet

October 27, 2010

From press release

You’re invited! A Community Meeting hosted by the Four Rivers Environmental Coalition and Rock Valley College to discuss and act upon the newly-released book, Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril, 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 at Rock Valley College, 3301 N. Mulford Road, Rockford. The event is free to the public.

Join Moral Ground editors Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson for a public “town hall” meeting where they will read selections from the book and lead local residents in discussing:

→ An original proposal for a new approach to the climate change crisis

→ A call-to-action based on moral and spiritual premises

→ Diverse viewpoints by writers from every walk of life

→ An engaging discussion with specific suggestions for personal action

→ A positive, hopeful and forward-looking perspective on a divisive issue

Moral Ground brings together the testimony of more than 80 visionaries—theologians and religious leaders, naturalists, scientists, elected officials, business leaders, activists and writers—to present a compelling call to honor our individual and collective moral responsibilities to the planet. In the face of an environmental degradation, species extinction and climate change, scientific knowledge alone does not tell us what we ought to do. Nor can political processes or economic incentives give us all the answers. The missing premise of the argument and the much-needed centerpiece in the debate to date has been the need for ethical values, moral guidance and principled reasons for doing the right thing for the future of the planet, its animals, its plants and its people.

To guarantee a seat, call  1-815-877-6100.

From the Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2010 issue

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