Community Dialogues & Workshops

We can connect your congregation with guest speakers from different faith traditions who can tell the story of what is happening to our world and invite your community to reflect on their call to respond as a faith community. Email contactus@vaipl.org to schedule a program.

KendylCrawford_headshotKendyl Crawley Crawford: Baptist

VAIPL Director

Kendyl Crawley Crawford has spent time closely organizing with faith communities in Richmond, VA, that resulted in a ‘Creation Care and Grassroots Organizing’ Summer Course Intensive in 2015 housed at Virginia Union University Samuel D. Proctor School of Theology. She received a bachelor’s degree (summa cum laude) in Marine and Environmental Science from Hampton University in 2012 and has a Master’s of Science in Environment, Science and Society from University College London where she conducted research on social movement organizations mobilizing around air pollution in London on a Marshall Scholarship. In 2015, she successfully completed the Midwest Academy Organizing for Social Change Training.

Elizabeth Stevens headshotElizabeth Stevens: Christian, ecumenical

VAIPL Communications and Assistant Director

Elizabeth Stevens has been working for climate justice in various roles since 2013, including as the Administration Assistant for the Unitarian Universalists for Social justice and the former Program Associate and Community Organizer for Interfaith Power & Light (MD.DC.NoVA) through two faith-based service corps. She graduated from Messiah College with a BA in Journalism and a minor in Sustainability Studies.

 

 

richard-cizikRichard Cizik: Evangelical Presbyterian, Anglican

Richard Cizik is the President of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good, a faith-based organization committed to an agenda that fosters values consistent with an open and free society.

 

 

 

 

 

Rev. Dr. Faith Harris headshot NEWRev. Faith Harris: Baptist

VAIPL Chair

Rev. Dr. Faith B. Harris is a minister, community organizer, and activist as well as adjunct faculty for The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University (STVU).

She teaches several courses for STVU’s Center for Lifelong Learning (Continuing Education) and in its Master of Divinity degree program among them are Systematic Theology and Creation Care, Grassroots Organizing, and the Church, and has taught other practical theology courses for STVU.

Rosina Pohlmann headshotRosina Pohlmann: United Methodist

Rosina Pohlmann is a student in Wesley Theological Seminary’s M.Div program. She currently resides in Charlottesville, VA, with her husband, where she is an intern at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.