Speaker: Mardi Tindal
Topic: The Role of Ecumenical Groups in Policy
When: August 14, 2010
Event: Climate Change Conference 2010
Mardi Tindal is Moderator of The United Church of Canada, a church known for its commitments to social and ecological justice. As spiritual leader of the church, she has chosen to focus on the healing of soul, community and creation. Ecological health, and the linkages between social and ecological justice - right relations - have been a long-time passion. In 1977 she was part of a national United Church report on the Environment which stated:
In order to love each other,
We have to love the garden;
In order to love the garden,
We have to love each other.
In December 2009 she was part of the World Council of Churches' delegation to the UN Conference of Parties in Copenhagen, after which she issued an Open Letter to Canadians, entitled Where is the Hope after Copenhagen?