Thursday, June 25, 2015

Religious Communicators Discuss Care for the Environment

The Religion Communicators Council exists to spread the good news to the world. Its members come from all religious groups and work in various public relations arenas.

What does the environment have to do with religion? That is what a group came together to discover in June during the monthly meeting of the Religion Communicators Council (RCC) in Nashville, Tennessee.

RCC hears regularly from a variety of organizations and groups which better the community, promote messages of faith or give tips on how to spread the good word. This month, the topic was care for the environment.

Guest speakers discussed the community garden in the Edgehill neighborhood and how young and old alike join forces to create wonderful fruits and vegetables. A horticulturist was happy to share the best practices for planting trees so they aren’t going to grow to be a problem for power lines and so they aren’t planted near water pipes underground. She also discussed the best ways to trim trees so they grow big and healthy while at the same time not growing in such a way that would be dangerous, in the case that they were to fall in a storm for example.

“It’s great to know what we can do to make the city a more beautiful, greener and cleaner place to live,” says president of the Nashville RCC chapter and pastor of the Church of Scientology, Rev. Brian Fesler.

The discussion was all the more appropriate due to the timeliness of the United Nations annual World Environment Day which occurs in the month of June.

RCC is open to members from all denominations, and the Nashville group includes Baha’is, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Scientologists, and more.  For more information about the RCC, visit