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“For God’s Sake, Let’s Focus On the Earth” with Richard Cizik

11:00am - 1:00pmWait Chapel


On World Food Day, what better time to ask: What is my duty to God and Planet earth?  Stewards are not born, they are made.  We can choose our own destiny, boldly.  Come examine with Richard Cizik, President of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good, the incredible hope that arises for all of creation when we partner with the Creator in the renewal and redemption of earth and the cosmos.  But beware. As Cizik says, “If you’ve never changed your mind about something, pinch yourself, you may be dead.”

Cizik will speak in Wait Chapel at 11am, followed by brown-bag lunch in Lower Auditiorium from 12:00noon – 1:00pm.

Sponsored by the Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership Initiative and co-sponsored by the WFU Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability, Cizik’s visit is made possible through the support of the Good Steward Campaign

About Richard Cizik

The Rev. Richard Cizik is President of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good, an internationally known Evangelical leader on “creation care.” For over 15 years he was a top leader of the National Association of Evangelicals, setting the organization’s policy on issues and lobbying the White House, Congress, and the Supreme Court. In 2002, following meetings and conversations with fellow Evangelical and climate scientist John Houghton, Rich was convinced that addressing climate change and creation care should be part of the Evangelical agenda. His stance, based on Scripture passages such as Genesis 2:15, Revelation 11:18, represented a courageous witness from within the Evangelical community. In 2005, Rich was instrumental in creating the Evangelical Climate Initiative, signed by over 300 Evangelical leaders nationwide, which led Fast Company to name him one of its “Most Creative Minds” and Belief Net.com to name him among the “Most Inspiring Persons of the Year.” In Science magazine he was called “one of America’s most dynamic public speakers.” In 2008, Time named him one of the world’s 100 most influential people. Rich delivers a powerful, Biblically-based message in support of creation care. He’s spoken in hundreds of churches and on dozens of college campuses. He’ll challenge you to think more clearly, to care more deeply, and to act more boldly in your life as a follower of Jesus. “It’s time we return to being people known for our love and care of the earth and our fellow human beings,” Rich says. His inspirational style of speaking will engage, encourage, and challenge you to greater faith and works.

About World Food Day

On October 16, World Food Day, join the global movement to end hunger. Be a part of the solution and take action in your community and around the world.We can end hunger. It will take all of us. Learn more.

Contact Information

Fred Bahnson | Director, Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership Initiative