Chesapeake Covenant: faiths for a cleaner Bay
Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders are slated to gather Tuesday in Baltimore to commit themselves to working toward a cleaner Chesapeake Bay and a greener Earth.
"We envision a time when faith communities throughout the Chesapeake region will have a deep appreciation of the sanctity of Earth," reads the website for Chesapaeke Covenant Community. "....Their children will be taught to love and cherish natural things .. Their houses of worship will be models of energy efficiency. People of faith will protect the waters from pollution and seek ways to live with God's Creation."
The "Covenanting for Creation" is being hosted by the Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, who has emphasized "healing of the environment" since his consecration in 2008. The ceremony is from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Bolton Street Synagogue, 212 W. Cold Spring Lane - on the banks of Stony Run.
To learn more or follow this effort, go here.
(2009 Baltimore Sun photo of Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, by Barbara Haddock Taylor)