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Retreat to explore intersection of faith and eco-justice

A retreat for faith leaders and people interested in inspiring their congregations and communities to care for the planet will be held Feb. 2-3 at the Montreat Conference Center in Montreat. 

Hosted by the Creation Care Alliance, this year’s symposium is titled “Sacred Symbiosis: Relationships for Eco-Justice” and will explore the relationships needed to build and nurture justice for all creation — human and non-human. 

Mary Crowe of the Indigenous Environmental Network, who is also a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, will be the keynote speaker, delivering her address on Feb. 3. Unlike in past years, Friday and Saturday programs are open to all and will not be limited to clergy.

Group rates, scholarships and student discounts available. Learn more or register at

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