Bishop Richard Pates will be one of three honored as a climate champion at Iowa Interfatih Power & Light's annual reception Oct. 8 in Des Moines. Bishop is being ohonored for his leadership on finding solutions to climate changes. He has helped widely communicate Pope Francis' encyclical calling for action to curb climate change, according to Rev. Susan Guy, executive director of Iowa IPL. Bishop has also "shown courage in calling on Iowans to engage with 2016 presidential candidates on climate change," she said.
Others who will be honored are First lutehran Church in Decorah and the Indianola Green Team. To get tickets for the reception, contact Rev. Guy at 515-689-1112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.