Lunch and Learn!
Apr 8, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Anyone can join, but this event is mainly geared for Leaders. Whether you are a Faith Leader or a Business Leader for a group of people. We invite you to eat your lunch and listen as we discuss ways you can help share and implement Faith, Climate Action week!
South Carolina Interfaith Power and Light is partnering with Sustaining Way, Atlantic Institute and Re-Pioneering Church to bring you this insightful Lunch and Learn. Join us as we understand the term "Stewards of the Earth" and how it applies to various faiths as well as delve into the Faith Climate Action week resources designed for you to share with others. Our Guest speaker for this program will be LaRahna Hughes, a Faith and Environmental Justice Speaker.
LaRahna Hughes is a California native but she has spent most of her adult life as a southerner in Georgia and most recently South Carolina. She is mom to five which includes 2 sons, 2 daughters and 1 daughter in law and “Grandma Blanket” to three grandchildren: two granddaughters and a grandson. She has bachelor degrees in human resource management (with a concentration in training and development) and personnel psychology. She continued her formal education at Regent University where she earned a Masters in Practical Theology. She has also completed additional graduate studies in the field of History.
She became engrossed in community work while living in Atlanta, Georgia and that passion has been fueled by her quest to help repair and rebuild sustainable communities. She spent twenty years of her professional career as a consultant to community-based nonprofits, faith organizations and small businesses. Her call to community development work as a consultant led her to explore other ways to impact change at the community level. It was this pursuit that eventually led her to seminary and farming. Faith and food have become part of her life work. Her strong belief is that our faith community holds the keys for shaping sustainable values in our community and she wholeheartedly believes that nature and farming provide lessons and parables for living. She is a champion for social change as it relates to living our values. Her life work of building sustainable community is evident in her current life work. She is currently the owner of Seeds Cafe, Farm and Market which is an emerging farm to table restaurant, farm, farmers market and residential community. She is also a part of Reimagining Church which currently serves the community by offering a monthly interfaith spiritual gathering “Soul Food Sundays” and by seeking out solutions for meeting the spiritual needs of the diverse, interfaith community in which she lives. Her work allows her to plant seeds daily in the lives of others. One of her regular reminders about living is to “plant good seeds and water them with pure water.” Her life work is to plant good seeds as often as possible and to water good seeds that others have planted, because seeds try their best to grow!