At ecoAmerica's 2017 American Climate Leadership Summit (ACLS), several faith leaders are scheduled to speak on tactics for climate leadership and provide inspiration on the Taking Up the Mantle motif. Among them is the Reverend Sotello V. Long, a leader of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) who has served under his calling for over 25 years.
Ordained in 1990, Rev. Long has since held several influential roles, including Director of the Family Life Center at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Minister of Evangelism at Disciples Home Missions and currently as the Regional Pastor and Minister the Christian Church in South Carolina.
At this year's ACLS, Rev. Sotello V. Long will speak on the "Faith Mantle," alongside other religious climate influencers like Colin Christopher, the Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe, and Bishop Staccato Powell. The "Faith Mantle," will discuss bringing people forward to partake in moral climate leadership.
What do you wish more Americans knew about climate change?
Understanding of one’s carbon footprint and its systemic connections.
What are current climate initiatives or efforts that inspire you or give you hope that we will effectively address climate change, even with the dearth of federal leadership on the issue?
Carbon Neutral Resolution and the collective partnerships in which we are involved such as Climate Justice Ministries and Blessed Tomorrow.
What do you hope/believe the American Climate Leadership Summit will accomplish in moving the needle on climate action?
Producing greater awareness and initiating & sponsoring more local initiatives in the movement toward better creation care.
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