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Living Waters: An Interfaith Summit
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
Registration fee: $25 (includes lunch and workshop materials)
Throughout history, water has transformed cultures and landscapes. And across faiths, water plays a role in almost every sacred text. On November 19, 2013, faith and conservation leaders from across the Commonwealth will come together to consider and strategically discuss water quality through the lens of faith, and together, our discoveries will act as not only a catalyst for greater mutual understanding, but also the forging of salient partnerships, as we collectively work together toward a saved Bay.
During Living Waters: An Interfaith Summit we will:
- reconnect with the wonder of water;
- explore how sacred texts from different faiths call us to be stewards of our waters;
- examine how environmental health and interfaith communities can work together toward a common goal of restoring local rivers, streams, and ultimately our Chesapeake Bay;
- discover resources to inspire our congregations and communities to move forward to protect and restore our waterways; and
- build connections across faiths to sustain advocacy for living waters.
Living Waters: An Interfaith Summit is the result of the collective work of CBF and various organizations representing both the faithful and environmental communities of Virginia. The event is being facilitated by the Institute for Environmental Negotiation and brought to you in partnership with the following organizations: