January 14, 2022, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, January 14 at 6 p.m.
Dr. King recognized that social justice and racial justice could not be achieved without environmental justice – including healthier living environments for underprivileged communities, and universal access to clean air, water, and soil. In his Christmas sermon of 1967, he wrote: “It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one destiny, affects all indirectly.”
This year, Tu B’Shvat (the Jewish holiday celebrating the New Year of the trees and our commitment to caring for the environment) and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day both fall on Monday, January 17th. In honor of this convergence, Congregation Shaare Emeth is proud to welcome Reverend Rodrick Burton, pastor of New Northside Missionary Baptist Church, and Beth Gutzler, Environmental Justice Coordinator at Metropolitan Congregations United as our Tzedek Speakers during our annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Shabbat. Revered Burton and Ms. Gutzler are both passionate environmental justice advocates who believe that faith communities have important leadership roles to play in confronting the Climate Crisis and creating a safer, healthier world for generations to come.