On April 26, 2017, the Faith in Solar alliance sent a letter to Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good, asking her to partner with North Carolina faith communities to facilitate the use of solar power on faith buildings.
The effort is being organized by NC WARN and is supported by the NC NAACP and the Ministers’ Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity.
Our faith leaders have had several meetings with Duke Energy and, on October 24, held a prayer vigil at Duke Energy headquarters in Charlotte. Rev. Karin Richardson Dunn prepared a special set of prayers for the vigil, each of which was read by a different participant. Prayers were offered in English, Hebrew and Arabic. See photos from the vigil below.
Faith in Solar Steering Committee member Rev. Dr. Rodney S. Sadler, Jr. said at an early organizing meeting: “God placed us here to make this planet a better place. This gives us the opportunity to act together to make a demand – not a political demand, but a theological demand – that houses of faith be able to access the energy that the Creator is giving directly to us from the sun. We can lead the way as people of faith with a theological paradigm that supports Creation Care by reducing our carbon footprint and solarizing our houses of worship.” Read his full remarks here.
Photos from the Prayer Vigil at Duke Energy, October 24, 2017
photos by Luis Rodriguez
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