Florida’s at particular risk from flooding, storms, and salt water contamination of its fresh water aquifers due to global warming. That’s why we’re so pleased that the 1750 students of Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL, will be joining the Day of Prayer. Patrick Schwing, campus ministries intern there, writes to tell us that
“Eckerd College is co-sponsoring an Earth Day event with the
Mahaffey Theater (St. Petersburg), Global Healing, and Friends of the
U.N., which is part of a series of celebrations for international
days. Earth Day will feature Sam Keen, Bruce Cockburn, and Lori
The day of prayer will be incorporated into their Earth Day event, focusing participants on the spiritual obligations imposed upon all of us by climate change. Thanks to Eckerd for leading the way in the south!