Speaking Engagements Held

Date Congregation1 Bookstore Radio TV Misc.
10/22/19 St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
9/12/19 Pennswood Village, Newtown PA
4/24/19 First Baptist Church
4/17/19 UU Fellowship of Raleigh
3/24/19 West Raleigh Presbyterian Church
3/17/19 Christus Victor Lutheran Church
2/13/19 Lutheran Pastors Triangle Conf. Mtg.
2/10/19 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Sermon and Adult Ed)
2/04/19 St. Michael’s Catholic Church (Adult Ed)
10/03/18 St. Michael’s Catholic Church (Just Faith class)
6/24/18 Decatur First UMC, Decatur, GA
6/13/18 Benson Memorial UMC
5/20/18 Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
4/29/18 Beth Meyer Synagogue/Carolina Jews for Justice
4/22/18 Glenn Memorial UMC, Atlanta, GA
03/25/18 Beth Israel Cong. & Indivisibles, Beaufort, SC
11/07/17 North Carolina State Univ.
10/31/17 North Carolina State Univ.
10/24/17 North Carolina State Univ.
10/03/17 Bishop’s Forum on Creation Care, NC Conf. UMC Hosted by Bishop Hope Morgan Ward
07/30/17 St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
05/21/17 Church of the Nativity
05/07/17 Binkley Baptist Church
04/23/17 Binkley Baptist Church
03/12/17 Christ Church
03/09/17 NC Council of Churches
03/05/17 Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
02/19/17 St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, Boca Raton, FL
02/16/17 Books and Books – Coral Gables, FL
01/22/17 UU Congregation of Traverse City, MI
10/09/16 Centenary UMC
07/15/16 Go Green Radio, Jill Buck
07/09/16 North Raleigh UMC
06/16/16 The Regulator Bookshop
06/08/16 Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
06/02/16 WUNC, “The State of Things”
05/24/16 Page158 Books
04/27/16 Tarheel People, ION network
04/17/16 Church of the Nativity
04/13/16 “The God Show”, KTAR, Arizona
04/07/16 Panel at NCSU with Dr. Hayhoe
03/31/16 Quail Ridge Books
03/09/16 St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

1 All congregations and bookstores are in North Carolina, unless listed otherwise.


Hospitable Planet: Faith, Action, and Climate Change seeks to fill the gap in religious and secular texts by providing both a compelling biblical case for action on climate change and by identifying substantive measures to mitigate climate change and how to achieve their implementation.

Churches can massively reduce their impact on God’s good earth if they understand the Bible’s mandate to care for creation and develop practical skills to decrease their energy use. This book hits the target directly on both counts.

Stephen Jurovics’ book is an important work of witness: faith and connection to God should lead us to save and heal our planet from a looming environmental catastrophe. Based primarily on the Five Books of Moses, sacred to both Christians and Jews, this book is written with passion, wisdom, and intelligence. The author’s sensitivity enables him to speak movingly to people of faith, offering a handbook on the Bible’s greatest mandate for mortal existence – to choose life for the earth (which is the Lord’s) and all its inhabitants.

As a pastor for 30 years, a psychologist, and a civil rights activist for 55 years I am convinced that Hospitable Planet has provided a powerful objective strategy for why we all must work together (i.e. science, faith, business, politicians, community folks) to ensure that climate change, global warming, and environmental justice are the civil rights issues for this century. Read this book. Share its message. Now – get involved!! We can and must make the difference!!

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“The book seeks to enroll a hitherto under-represented, though large and influential, portion of the U.S. population in addressing climate change: committed American Christians, of all denominations. If members of this faith community not yet involved in mitigating climate change began demanding a forceful response, I believe it would bring the country to the tipping point of full engagement. If America engages, most of the world community not yet committed will follow and a de-fusing of the climate change crisis will be underway.” – Excerpt from the Overview of Hospitable Planet: Faith, Action and Climate Change