Claiming Our Common Ground – Interfaith Environmental Network


You and other leaders in your faith community are invited to Claiming Our Common Ground, a watershed event bringing together the faithful in the Austin area to claim our common call of environmental stewardship.

We hope this uplifting experience can inspire us all to become more faithful stewards of creation while we build community among our diversity and explore ways we may serve together to care for this good earth.


Thursday, November 5, 2009 
Congregation Beth Israel
3901 Shoal Creek Blvd.
Austin, TX 78756-3815


6:30 – 7:00 PM, Fellowship and Food ($5 at the door for buffet dinner)
7:00 – 8:30 PM, Program, Free

Please click here to 
register in advance so we may serve you better!

A resource area will also be available, featuring environmental stewardship info from local organizations.

Our keynote speaker will be renowned Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Kiener, Director of Interreligious Eco-Justice Network, a faith-based organization in Hartford, Connecticut, dedicated to environmental care and education from a theological perspective. She is also a co-author of Claiming Earth As Common Ground: The Ecological Crisis Through The Lens of Faith. Rabbi Cohen-Kiener will bring to light the unique opportunities for the faith community to reinterpret and address our ecological challenges.

The program will also include information about IEN and time for small group discussion on how we might serve together more effectively. This is our inaugural event and we invite you to become a founding member now.

We pray that you will be enriched by delving into this important component of our faith traditions at Claiming Our Common Ground and discovering how your community may benefit through participation in IEN. We look forward to seeing you and other leaders in your faith community.

Download a flyer here! 



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About Trinity UMC

Trinity United Methodist Church is not a church that has all the answers, but we do know the source of our hope, healing, and love. Your continued participation is welcome as we seek to serve God through each other, our community, and our world. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would simply like to talk. Trinity United Methodist Church is a dynamic community of people, who through their trust in God's faithfulness, strive to provide an inclusive, joyful, loving, and caring environment. In this community, people can find spiritual nurture and growth, mutual support of individual needs, and a sense of family. Reaching out through vital and creative worship, people-centered programs, and social and environmental stewardship, this congregation serves the local and global communities.

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