Brite to join clean energy forum


    Clean energy is an important topic for the faith community to be involved in, a Brite Divinity professor said Wednesday.

    The Brite Divinity School is joining with two organizations within the Texas Clean Energy Coalition to bring one of three regional forums to the university, said Eilene Theilig, director of lay and continuing education for the Brite Divinity School.

    The interfaith discussion about Texas’ energy position will be this Monday in the Dee J. Kelly Alumni and Visitors Center from noon to 5 p.m.

    Theilig said the connection between faith and energy come from the care for the earth, how the earth is treated, and how resources are used.

    “Stewardship is a Christian principle and stewardship of the earth is a part of that,” Theilig said.

    Theilig said the forum is an opportunity for faith-based leaders from all congregations to reflect theologically on what the experts have to say about energy.

    “The goal is to get religious leadership engaged in the issue [of clean energy] and to provide some leadership for energy development in North Texas,” Theilig said.

    The event will be held in three parts. The first will be about the state of Texas’ energy and will focus on where Texas is in terms of its energy and where it’s headed, Theilig said. The second session is on energy, the economy and economic development and hardship. The last session is the religious dialogue that will feature representatives from different religions, Theilig said. Theilig said the event is open to the public and registration is free, but there is a lunch taking place at the beginning of the event for which reservations are required.

    According to a press release, reservations for lunch can be made at