Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Fracking Is Not Your Dirty Little Secret: Protecting God's Creation (Reserve lunch now for Nov. 17, 2012!)

Faith Communities Together (FaCT) 
News Release


For Immediate Release: November 13, 2012
Contact: Ron Prosek Phone: 440-974-2035  rprosek@earthlink.net

FAITH COMMUNITIES TOGETHER (FaCT) FOR FRAC AWARENESS WILL HOLD A PUBLIC CELEBRATION ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2012 FROM 11AM-2PM AT THE FIRST UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF YOUNGSTOWN TO GATHER, REFLECT, INSPIRE AND CONTINUE WORKING TOGETHER TO PROTECT GOD’S CREATION

Youngstown, Ohio, 11/13/12 – Faith Communities Together for Frac Awareness will hold a public celebration on Saturday November 17, 2012 from 11AM-2PM at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, 1105 Elm Street, Youngstown Ohio 44505.  This meeting celebrates FaCT’s more than one year of working to bring a moral and spiritual perspective to the struggle to protect Ohio’s natural environment and the health and safety of her people.

FaCT is a coalition of 44 faith communities from 10 faith traditions located in 16 Ohio counties and 3 West Virginia counties whose mission is to work together to protect God’s creation from the harm caused by the extraction of resources such as oil, natural gas, coal and other non-renewable sources of energy.

This celebration will include a special address by The Reverend Monica Beasley-Martin, A.M.E. minister and founder of Defenders of the Earth Outreach Ministries, entitled, “Carrying on the Struggle—Protecting God’s Creation.”  Father Neil Pezzulo of Glenmary Home Missioners will present: “Fracking—It’s not Your ‘Dirty Little Secret.’” There will be music by the Walkn' Bosses from Oberlin and a special ceremony, a Water Communion— Blessing of Ohio’s Waters, so please bring a sample of your local water for the communion /blessing.

A chef-prepared lunch will be served ($10, payable at the event) with reservations needed by Thursday November 15 at noon.  Both vegetarian and gluten-free food will be available. The celebration will be held in Channing Hall and is accessible to all.  New individuals and faith communities are welcome and encouraged to attend.

For media inquiries or more information, e-mail or call:
Ron Prosek 440-974-2035 rprosek@earthlink.net  (Convenor)
Susie Beiersdorfer 330-881-1050  slbeiersdorfer@neo.rr.com (Mahoning Valley)

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