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Making Houston a Resilient City – How Houses of Worship Can Help

May 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Sunday, May 6, 4 p.m., online & Congregation Emanu El

  The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites you to consider the challenges and opportunities that lie before Houston, a key city in the global response to changing weather patterns, emerging economies and changing consumer preferences and needs.

  The future of Houston as a serious competitor in the global marketplace lies in many of the choices that will be made in the next few years. Are we ready to take our place as a truly world-class city, showing the way for the world, or will we be left behind? Houses of worship will have a key role to play in resilience.  Resilience requires knowledge and the will to find a different way, and spiritual conviction and strength are absolutely necessary to achieve this.

  In this presentation, Jim Blackburn will discuss the scope of current problems, some ideas to bring resilience to our community in the future, and the role of houses of worship could play in realizing this future.  But, this future can only be achieved by personal commitment and action, and to reach it, we all are going to have to come together and act for the common good, a great challenge for the faith community.

  Jim is a Professor in the Practice in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Rice University, co-director of Rice University’s Severe Storm (SSPEED) Center and a Faculty Scholar at Rice’s Baker Institute. He is both an environmental lawyer and planner and has written two books about the Texas coast. After Jim’s talk, there will be time for Q&A.

  Please register for this event;

  Congregation Emanu el is located at 1500 Sunset Blvd. For more information, please contact Lisa Brenskelle at [email protected].





Congregation Emanu El
1500 Sunset Blvd
Houston, 77005
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