Environmental Justice: Connecting the Dots


Kenilworth Union Church Green Team and Racial Justice Committee

April is Earth Month. And our Green Team and Racial Justice Committee will present a program focusing on environmental justice. Please join us on Monday, April 19 at 7 p.m. to learn more about this important subject from two speakers at Faith in Place—which works with houses of worship across Illinois to promote a wise and equitable stewardship of our earth. Veronica Kyle and Pastor Scott Onque will discuss the history of the environmental justice movement, provide recent examples of environmental injustice, and the steps needed to create a cleaner environment for all. The event will also include time for questions and discussion.

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Faith in Place Speakers

Veronica Kyle, Statewide Outreach Director

Veronica directs all of Faith in Place’s outreach, created the Green Team Coaching program, and has coached as many as 15–20 Green Teams. Previously, she lived and worked for twelve years in the Caribbean and Southern Africa for a faith-based organization in the areas of social justice and development. She received her B.A. in Religion and Women Studies from Vermont College of Norwich University and her Master’s degree of Social Sciences in Gender & Development Studies from the University of the West Indies. Veronica’s work has been nationally recognized as the 2013 Audubon/Toyota Green Fellow and a 2014 Northern America Association of Environmental Educators Fellow. She is currently serving a 6th term as an appointed Environmental Justice Commissioner for the State of Illinois.


Rev. Scott Onqué, Policy Director

Pastor Onque’ currently serves as Pastor of St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, a 100-year-old historic church on the south side of Chicago for 14 years. He serves on several community boards and commissions and realizes that volunteering his time in community efforts is an integral part of his ministry. Under his leadership the church has grown tremendously both spiritual and numerically. Pastor Onque’ has a passion for teaching and preaching the Word of God. Pastor Onque’ is very civically and socially conscious. He is currently the President of the Congress of Christian Education Department of the Salem Baptist District Association of Chicago and Vicinity. He currently serves as the Treasurer of Baptist General State Convention of Illinois. Pastor Onque’ also serves as a commissioner for African American Families Commission for the State of Illinois.


April 6, 2021

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