[Michigan, September 14, 2021]: The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) urges active participation in upcoming series of important discussions regarding water rights facilitated and organized by the Michigan Interfaith Power & Light.

AHRC along with other partner organizations is a proud sponsor of these important events addressing important challenges facing our cities, state and the nation. Water related issues include flooding, the climate crisis and inequitable access to clean and affordable water.

These are just some of the issues our region faces. What new practices and paradigm shifts do we need to meet this moment? This country’s diverse religious traditions have much wisdom about our relationships to one another and to water. We can also learn from our communities about how to put faith into action in practical ways.

Join us for this series about how people of faith and conscience in our region can respond to these issues in this watershed moment.

#1 – Water Stewardship and Justice: An Interfaith Dialogue
· Thursday, Sept. 23 from 6:30-7:45pm
· With Rev. Roslyn Bouier, Imam Mustapha Elturk, and Rabbi Nate DeGroot
· Details and Registration (Zoom)

#2 – Putting Faith into Action: Reducing your Drainage Fee, Installing Rain Gardens, and more
· Sunday, Oct. 3 from 2-4pm
· With Rev. Glen Hodges, Steve Wasko, and Dr. Alan Hoback
· Details and Registration (outdoors at St. Suzanne’s, Detroit)

#3 – Uncharted Waters: Suburban and Urban Faith Communities and our Regional Responsibility
· Date TBD
· With Rev. William Danaher and others
· Details and Registration link coming soon (Zoom)

“We are grateful to our co-sponsors: People’s Water Board Coalition, Michigan Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Movement, the Islamic Organization of North America, the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights, the National Wildlife Federation, Hazon Detroit, Brightmoor Connection, and the American Human Rights Council. “Said Leah Wiste Executive Director, Michigan Interfaith Power & Light

“America’s diverse faith communities are a blessing,” said Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director. “They enrich this country and make it the great nation it is,” added Hamad. “They not only have the right to speak on matters of public concern, such as water, they have an obligation to,” concluded Hamad.

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