New film explores Orthodoxy and climate change

Fr. Chad Hatfield speaks to the documentary crew about the response of seminaries and the need to care for the environment.Fr. Chad Hatfield speaks to the documentary crew about the response of seminaries and the need to care for the environment.10 April 2019 • Santa Rosa, CA

A documentary set to release later this year will explore God and nature, faith and climate change, and the experience of Orthodox communities around the world.

The Face of God: The Orthodox Church on Climate Change, produced by The Orthodox Fellowship of the Transfiguration, and written and directed by Fr. Kaleeg Hainsworth, will be released worldwide September 1, 2019. The documentary will showcase Orthodox clergy—including St. Vladimir’s Seminary President Fr. Chad Hatfield and Alumnus Fr. Michael Oleksa—scientists, politicians, lay leaders, theologians, and communities around the world in an attempt to gather the witness of the whole Church on a defining issue of our time.Still photo from film: Matanuska Glacier, Alaska.Still photo from film: Matanuska Glacier, Alaska.

“This is a unique project in modern Orthodox history, and our times need just such a bold venture,” the Fellowship said in its press release announcing the project. “We are making this film with love, prayer, personal sacrifice, and with integrity.”

The group also plans to launch an educational campaign to coincide with the release of the film.

To learn more about the film and support the project, click here.

 

A clip from The Face of God’s interview with Seminary Alumnus Fr. Michael Oleksa