People from a range of religious traditions and faiths will be gathering this afternoon to talk about environmental sustainability.
St. Louis EcoFaith co-organizer Steve Lawler says the goal is to build an interfaith network that can support environmental awareness and action.
Himself an Episcopal priest, Lawler says concern for the environment is integral to many different religions, from Buddhism to Islam.
About 50 different churches and groups gathered yesterday to provide assistance to St. Louis residents living in poverty.
Services offered included voter registration, resume services, back to school and youth sports physicals and other health services.
Organizers said it took around a year to plan and coordinate the event with Convoy of Hope, a national faith-based anti-poverty organization.
Bishop Lawrence Wooten said it brought together religious groups that haven’t worked together in the past.
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