December 12, 2014


MTSO hosts Ohio Interfaith Power and Light Climate Conversation

Ohio Interfaith Power and Light

The Theological Commons at Methodist Theological School in Ohio will host a public Climate Conversation, presented by Ohio Interfaith Power and Light, 7-9 p.m. Jan. 22. The event will be held in the Alford Centrum on the MTSO campus, 3081 Columbus Pike in Delaware.

While there is no charge, those who plan to participate are asked to register in advance here.

The Climate Conversation features a presentation by Joel Barker of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at Ohio State University and Ted Ford of Ohio Advanced Energy Economy. They will discuss the impact of climate change in Ohio and the potential of energy efficiency and renewable energy to fuel Ohio's economy. Their presentation will be broadcast live to those gathered at three additional Ohio locations:

  • Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Ave., in Cleveland.
  • Xavier University, Kennedy Auditorium, Conaton Learning Center, 3800 Victory Parkway, in Cincinnati.
  • United Theological Seminary, 4501 Denlinger Road, in Dayton.

Following the presentation, each site will host a conversation about climate change that honors different perspectives, faith affiliations and responses. Refreshments featuring food from Seminary Hill Farm will be served, and displays will be available for viewing beginning at 6:45 p.m.

Joel Barker is an assistant professor at the School of Earth Sciences at Ohio State University at Marion and research scientist at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center. Ted Ford is the President and CEO of Ohio Advanced Energy Economy, a trade association that advocates for advanced energy policies, the adoption of advanced energy technologies and the growth of Ohio's advanced energy sectors.

Those who wish are welcome to download, share and print this letter-size poster announcing the event.

Ohio Interfaith Power and Light empowers a religious response to climate change and promotes energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy. It focuses on tangible results in religious communities, putting faith into action.

Methodist Theological School in Ohio prepares leaders of many faith traditions for lives of lasting significance in service to the church and the world. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree, the school offers master's degrees in counseling ministries, theological studies and practical theology, along with a Doctor of Ministry degree.


Danny Russell, director of communications