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ANNUAL MEETING - SEPTEMBER 24 - 1:30 PM
at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church,
25 Church Street, Bellville, OH 44813
This meeting will include
Election of Several of the Board of Directors
Please mark your calendars and plan your carpools to this meeting now.
Program: An Overview of Shale Development in Ohio and FaCT's Responses
Last Statewide Meeting for 2016: November 12
at First Church in Oberlin, 11 a.m.
106 North Main Street, Oberlin, OH 44074
Who We Are
We are individuals from Catholic, Jewish, Protestant, and other faith communities from 16 counties in Ohio, three in West Virginia, and some locations in Pennsylvania. We are working together to protect God's creation, which sustains us all.
We envision an Ohio where clean, renewable energy is safely produced and where hydrocarbons are used only in a limited way as a transitional source of energy until all energy is supplied by clean, renewable sources.
When needed, hydrocarbons should be extracted in the safest possible manner under the guidelines of thorough and appropriate regulations that are rigorously enforced so that the rights of workers, landowners, and the community are honored and respected.
Finally, we envision an Ohio where citizens are educated and empowered to conserve energy, and where citizens value the blessings of clean air and water, and uncontaminated soil.
How FaCT Carries Out its Mission
We develop programs and presentations as well as informational printouts that are used by FaCT participants to educate their own faith communities and the greater communities in which their places of worship are located.
Since word-of-mouth is often the most effective means of educating, we seek to grow the number of FaCT participants and their respective faith communities, as they are best positioned to reach individuals with whom they have relationships.
We publish our positions on various issues on our website and also via media releases and in other contacts with the media; we thereby convey our positions advocating for changes in government structures and in laws that bear on our issues.
When called on, we assist concerned citizens in communities seeking to defend their water, air, and soil and the health and safety of their residents through the use of such tools as community bills of rights.
Also, we cooperate with other environmental organizations in public demonstrations against such destructive activities as fracking, toxic and radioactive fracking waste, and for the replacement of fossil fuels with conservation measures, community and personal lifestyle changes, and with renewable energy sources such as wind, water, and sun.
We also intervene, when asked by interested parties, in lease deliberations, especially those involving faith communities and their land or lands in their vicinity.
In all the work we do, we work together on an interfaith basis, each of us drawing on the ethical principles of our respective religious and spiritual traditions to preserve and protect the web of life of which we are all a part. All our faith traditions teach that this Creation is a gift that we must work to preserve and protect, and that is the core of our mission.