Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Next BIC Potluck to Feature "Years of Living Dangerously," Discussion

The public is invited to attend the next Brookings Interfaith Council gathering at 6:30 pm on Thursday, May 1, at the Brookings Public Library.

Our evening will begin with a potluck. Please bring a dish to share, if able, or just show up.

Around 7:00 pm we will screen the series premiere of Years of Living Dangerously, a nine-part series just launched by Showtime about climate change and its effects on the human family. Produced by Oscar-winning James Cameron and other Hollywood icons, the ground-breaking series is being heralded as "perhaps the most important climate change multimedia communication endeavor in history." You may view the trailer below.

In this first of nine episodes, Don Cheadle reports on the severe droughts in the Southwest United States, following scientist and devout Christian, Katharine Hayhoe, as she tries to communicate to religious audiences the connection between extreme weather and climate change. Harrison Ford also visits Indonesia to learn about deforestation and the struggle to resist it. And Thomas Friedman investigates how drought contributed to the civil war in Syria.

Following the hour-long screening, we will discuss the film and some of the issues it raises from the vantage points of our various faith perspectives.

We hope to see you on May 1st!

Note: If you can't see the viewer above, click here to watch the trailer. You may also watch the first episode in its entirety here.