Discerning our collective calling: love, hope, and climate justice

Peterson will serve as the Walton Lecturer for the 2017 Southeastern Yearly Meeting Annual Gathering of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers.) The general theme of the gathering will be Climate Justice. Peterson will use storytelling, comedy, and personal witness to contribute to the community discussion.

In addition to his talks on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday of the gathering, Peterson will also meet with SEYM Friends including youth and teens.

Southeastern Yearly Meeting Annual Gathering
April 12-16, 2017
Life Enrichment Center
4991 Picciola Road, Fruitland Park, FL 34371 

Enough with the gloom and doom! People are hungry for new ways of looking at climate change. Peterson Toscano provides a lively, insightful, and at times hilarious presentation that helps his audiences wrap their heads and hearts around global warming.image

 Peterson does not offer a typical climate change presentation. Filled with hope and honesty, Peterson’s audiences open up as they consider their roles on a new planet. His personal approach along with his expert use of storytelling opens up a space to imagine a better future and our possible roles in it.

Peterson helps us  look at our current climate crisis from multiple angles including as a human rights issue as well as a deeply spiritual one. No one gets mocked or guilted into action, instead audience members relax and walk away with fresh ideas and hope.

The creator of the Climate Stew Show and host of Citizens’ Climate Radio, Peterson uses storytelling, humor and incredibly helpful metaphors to help his audience better understand the times we are in and the spiritual resources at our disposal to face them with determination, courage, and a heart for justice.

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Peterson came to the twin cities and led the interfaith community in a dynamic and engaging theatrical and comedic evening. The subject of climate change can be overwhelming. Through Peterson's gifted lead we found ourselves laughing together and imagining what's possible.

Erin Pratt
, Program Director, Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light


The speaker tonight was unlike any speaker I have ever encountered. He managed to keep his audience captivated, engaged, and humored while discussing a serious current issue... Instead of scaring his audience into believing about climate change and feeling guilty...he requested that his audience refocus, remember, and respond.

, Simpson College


What is most lovely about his performance work is that Peterson does it without judgment or malice. He makes his audience face themselves, accept their own brokenness, but not hate or loathe ourselves in the process. That is a gift. And he’s got it and is gracious enough to share it.

Mike Nagle
, Audience Member, Hartford, CT


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