Darrick Evensen Wins Jewish Sermon Contest on Fracking

DNR grad student, Darrick Evensen, recently won a Jewish sermon contest for his interpretation of the Torah, other Jewish literature, and rabbinic responses as they relate to individual and societal obligations associated with shale gas development.

The contest came with a $1800 cash award.  Evensen plans to donate a few hundred dollars of the winnings to “Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light”, an interfaith organization (Jewish, Christian, Muslin, and several other religions) that works to increase stewardship of God’s earth by mitigating the consequences of climate change.  This group has put forth a nicely nuanced position statement on “Marcellus Shale Drilling.”).


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