Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Missouri Interfaith Power & Light?
Ever since I heard Clare Butterfield speak about Interfaith Power & Light at one our UU District Assemblies, I have wanted to get an affiliate established in Missouri. That was five years ago! The process has started, stalled, restarted, waned and re-energized. This past year, enough people from around the state have started talking that I think this will actually happen (in no small part from the help of ReNew Missouri and their intern!). While a statewide initiative is still a ways off, it looks like we will be able to get a metro St. Louis group together to start the ball rolling that will, hopefully, become statewide. Yesterday, a group of us met to figure out how to best proceed. It is truly interfaith, including Catholic, Quaker, Unitarian Universalist, Lutheran, Jewish, Methodist. I am hoping, as it grows, to be even more inclusive to add Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, etc participants. While we are still in the grass roots phase/organizing, I feel that we have finally reached a core group who want to make this happen. Our first "event" will be a coffee with presenters from two congregations who have really integrated their sustainability efforts into their congregations. We have big dreams for the group and are still looking for help! If you are in Missouri and would like to be involved, either as an organizer or just to be on our email list/invite list, please let me know.