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ADVISORY: CAP to Co-Host Panel with Oscar-Nominated Director of ‘Noah’ on the Nexus of Faith and Environmentalism

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Contact: Anne Shoup
Phone: 202.481.7146

Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, April 23, the Center for American Progress, the Sierra Club, and Climate Desk will co-host a discussion with acclaimed, Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky on themes within his new film, “Noah,” and the larger intersection of environmentalism and faith-based advocacy and collaborations in combating climate change.

In his new film “Noah,” director Darren Aronofsky explores issues of faith and environmentalism. As the threat of climate change becomes more apparent, faith advocates are providing a crucial moral voice to call for responsible stewardship of the planet and its creatures. They are joining forces with environmental allies at the local, state, and national levels to bring about personal and policy changes that respond to climate change.


Welcoming Remarks:
Sally Steenland, Director, Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative, Center for American Progress

Distinguished Panelists:
Darren Aronofsky, Director, producer, and co-writer, “Noah”
Ari Handel, Producer and co-writer, “Noah”
Danielle Baussan, Managing Director, Energy Policy, Center for American Progress
Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club
Jack Jenkins, Senior Writer and Researcher, Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative, Center for American Progress

Chris Mooney, correspondent, Climate Desk


Wednesday, April 23, 2014
3:00 p.m. ET – 4:30 p.m. ET


Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005


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For more information, contact Anne Shoup at or 202.481.7146.



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