GIPL launched “Coffee & Something Stronger” on May 5, 2020.  Each Tuesday GIPL’s Codi Norred invites a faith leader or environmental activist to a conversation on the intersections of faith, climate, and justice.  Tune into GIPL’s Facebook page every Tuesday at 10:00 AM to watch live.

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Coffee & Something Stronger with Rev. Dallas Conyers

July 28, 2020

Rev. Dallas Conyers is the Program Coordinator of South Caroline Interfaith Power & Light (SCIPL). In addition to her leadership at SCIPL, Rev. Dallas Conyers works as a Body Restoration Specialist: teaching yoga, foods for healing, and spiritual reestablishment to help people become ABLE to live out their creation purpose. She is a certified Sustainable Agriculturalist, Beekeeper, and Greenhouse Husbandman.

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Coffee & Something Stronger with Rev. Jenny Phillips

July 21, 2020

Rev. Jenny Phillips is the Senior Technical Advisor for Environmental Sustainability for the United Methodist Church’s Global Ministries.  She directs Global Ministries’ renewable energy program and leads the EarthKeepers program, which equips United Methodists for Creation care ministry. Rev. Phillips also serves on GIPL’s Advisory Council.

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Coffee & Something Stronger with Arshad Anwar

July 14, 2020

Arshad Anwar is Resident Imam of Roswell Community Masjid.  He began his pursuit for Islamic learning after graduating high school and attending the International Islamic University in Islamabad, Pakistan. He graduated with a B.A. (Honors) in Usul-ud-Din (Principles of Religion) with a specialization in Tafsir and Quranic Sciences, and was blessed to study both in and out of the university with scholars from around the world.

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Coffee & Something Stronger with Shantha Ready Alonso

July 7, 2020

Shantha Ready Alonso is the Executive Director of Creation Justice Ministries.  In her time as Director, she has prioritized racial-ethnic equity as a driving force for protecting, restoring, and more rightly sharing God’s creation.  Shantha holds a Master of Social Work and a Master of Pastoral Studies from Washington University in St. Louis and Eden Theological Seminary.

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Coffee & Something Stronger with Gordon Rogers

June 30, 2020

Gordon Rogers is the Executive Director and Riverkeeper for the Flint Riverkeeper (FRK). Founded in 2008, FRK works within the entire Flint watershed, comprising much of West and South Georgia.  Beginning as springs in East Point, the river flows under Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport, mingles with major tributaries in Coweta and Fayette counties and then flows over 340 miles to the Georgia and Florida State borders.

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Coffee & Something Stronger with Dr. Elizabeth Corrie

June 23, 2020

Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Corrie is Associate Professor in the Practice of Youth Education and Peacebuilding and the Director of the Religious Education Program at Candler School of Theology.  Her teaching draws on commitments to both peace with justice and the education of young people, particularly the development of teaching and ministry that empower people for global citizenship.

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Coffee & Something Stronger with Rev. Brendolyn Jenkins Boseman

June 16, 2020

Rev. Brendolyn Jenkins Boseman is Pastor and Lead Servant of Hudson Memorial CME.  Rev. Boseman is also Founder and Executive Director of The Imani Group, Inc., a community based non-profit organization. She works tirelessly in the areas Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice, Social Justice and Youth Leadership Development.

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Coffee & Something Stronger with Chandra Farley

June 9, 2020

Chandra Farley is the Just Energy Director at Partnership for Southern Equity (PSE).  In this role, Chandra develops local and regional strategies to advance energy equity through coalition building, leadership development and community engagement.

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Coffee & Something Stronger with Rev. Dr. William Brown

June 2, 2020

Rev. Dr. William (Bill) Brown is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. Dr. Brown has abiding interests in the use of scripture in the life of the church and the world, particularly in the context of ecology and justice.  Specific interests include creation theology, faith and science dialogue, the Psalms, and wisdom literature (Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes).

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Coffee & Something Stronger with Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal

May 26, 2020

Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal is Senior Rabbi of Ahavath Achim Synagogue.  He also serves on the GIPL Advisory Council.  He founded the Community Beit Midrash, a learning center at which a gathering of Jewish educators and leaders of all stripes come to teach and learn together. He is also the creator of The Hunger Project, a community of advocates helping to bring hunger relief and food stability to Georgians.

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Coffee & Something Stronger with Rev. Michael Malcom

May 19, 2020

Rev. Michael Malcom is the Executive Director of Alabama Interfaith Power & Light and the People’s Justice Council. Rev. Malcom is also a licensed and ordained United Church of Christ Minister and the Founder of Martha’s Corner, Inc.  He serves as the Environmental Justice Representative for the Southeast Conference of the United Church of Christ.

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Coffee & Something Stronger with Rev. Hunt Priest

May 12, 2020

Rev. Hunt Priest is the rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Savannah, Georgia.  Rev. Hunt’s professional and spiritual interests beyond preaching, teaching, congregational development, and pastoral care include contemplative spirituality, peace, and justice work in the Holy Land and our own country, discovering ways to stem the corrosive impact of fear on our civil society and working with congregations to be better stewards of God’s beautiful gift of creation.

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Coffee & Something Stronger with Rev. Dr. Jennifer Ayres

May 5, 2020

Rev. Dr. Jennifer Ayres is Associate Professor of Religious Education and Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Candler School of Theology. Her research interests include religious environmental education, social activism and religious identity, faith formation in the context of popular culture, and feminist practical theology. She is the author of three books, most recently: Inhabitance: Ecological Religious Education (Baylor Univ. Press, 2019).

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