South Carolina Interfaith Power & Light
58 Baxter St
Greenville, SC, 29607
Date(s) - 04/08/2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Whether you are a Faith Leader or a Business Leader for a group of people. We invite you to eat your lunch and listen as we discuss ways you can help share and implement Faith, Climate Action week!
April 8, 12noon Eastern Lunch and Learn
South Carolina Interfaith Power and Light is partnering with Sustaining Way, Atlantic Institute and Re-Pioneering Church to bring you this insightful Lunch and Learn. Join us as we understand the term “Stewards of the Earth” and how it applies to various faiths as well as delve into the Faith Climate Action week resources designed for you to share with others. Our Guest speaker for this program will be LaRahna Hughes, a Faith and Environmental Justice Speaker.
LaRahna Hughes is a California native but she has spent most of her adult life as a southerner in Georgia and most recently South Carolina. She is mom to five which includes 2 sons, 2 daughters and 1 daughter in law and “Grandma Blanket” to three grandchildren: two granddaughters and a grandson. She has bachelor degrees in human resource management (with a concentration in training and development) and personnel psychology. She continued her formal education at Regent University where she earned a Masters in Practical Theology.
She became engrossed in community work while living in Atlanta, Georgia and that passion has been fueled by her quest to help repair and rebuild sustainable communities. She spent twenty years of her professional career as a consultant to community-based nonprofits, faith organizations and small businesses. Her call to community development work as a consultant led her to explore other ways to impact change at the community level. It was this pursuit that eventually led her to seminary and farming. Faith and food have become part of her life work. Her strong belief is that our faith community holds the keys for shaping sustainable values in our community and she wholeheartedly believes that nature and farming provide lessons and parables for living. She is a champion for social change as it relates to living our values. She is currently the owner of Seeds Cafe, Farm and Market which is an emerging farm to table restaurant, farm, farmers market and residential community. She is also a part of Reimagining Church which currently serves the community by offering a monthly interfaith spiritual gathering “Soul Food Sundays” and by seeking out solutions for meeting the spiritual needs of the diverse, interfaith community in which she lives. Her work allows her to plant seeds daily in the lives of others. One of her regular reminders about living is to “plant good seeds and water them with pure water.” Her life work is to plant good seeds as often as possible and to water good seeds that others have planted, because seeds try their best to grow!
Attendees will also learn about the Faith Climate Action Week toolkit filled with resources needed to lead your congregation or community group in examining how our food systems contribute to injustice and to climate change, and how our faiths call us to respond through practical solutions.
For more information contact Alecia Brewster, firstname.lastname@example.org