Monday, June 2, 2008

Practicing environmentalists

Posted By on 06.02.08 at 03:22 PM

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Filmmakers Marty Ostrow (America and the Holocaust) and Terry Kay Rockefeller (NOVA, Eyes on the Prize) investigate the emerging faith-based environmental movement in their documentary Renewal, focusing on people of different religions from across the U.S. who are united in their call to activism. Among those profiled is Chicago's Shireen Pishdadi, who contacted rural organic growers to ensure an environmentally sound supply chain for the local Muslim community's halal food.  

The 90-minute documentary, called "earnest, idealistic, and fired with the righteous potential of making a difference" by the Boston Globe, screens free tomorrow at 7 PM at Lakeview's Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ. The church hopes the film's rallying cry spurs others in Chicago's religious community to action.

The film will be screened on a 14'-by-14' screen inside the WAUCC's main facility, which fits 400. Call Pamela Richart at 773-556-3418 or visit the church's Web site for more details.

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