Clergy in Path of Pipeline to Make Spiritual Case to President in Hotly Contested Keystone XL Debate

As public comments draw to a close, religious leaders to send strong message to Obama

SAN FRANCISCO — Faith leaders in the path of TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline are joining a telepresser Wed., March 5, to send a strong message to President Barack Obama.


The teleconference, hosted by Interfaith Power & Light on Ash Wednesday, coincides with the close of the State Department's last public comment period before the Administration makes a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, and last week's Nebraskan court ruling that the state illegally allowed the governor to approve the planned pipeline route.

WHO:

*Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley of Pastor Emeritus of Providence Missionary Baptist Church (Atlanta, Georgia) is active in the Civil Rights movement in the '60s, Rev. Durley makes the case for climate change as a moral and a civil rights issue.

*Rev. Kyle Childress of Austin Heights Baptist Church (Nacadoches, Texas) leads a congregation just 15 miles from the Keystone pipeline proposed route.

*Rev. Kim Morrow of First-Plymouth Congregational Church (Lincoln, Nebraska) is passionate about helping people respond to the environmental urgencies of our time, including the controversial pipeline slated to run through her state.

*Rev. Sally Bingham of Grace Cathedral and President and Founder of Interfaith Power & Light (San Francisco, California), has brought national attention to the link between faith and the environment.

HOW:

Dial In: (800) 791-2345
Access Code: 46345
Telephone press conference is for credentialed press only.

WHEN:

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
10:30 am PT (1:30 pm ET)

Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) is a national organization with over 40 state affiliates and a network of 15,000 congregations advocating for climate awareness and environmental protection as a moral issue.

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