Living Waters: Wading In
An Interfaith Summit

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8:30 Registration (coffee and light breakfast provided)
9:00 Welcome
Alice Christman, CBF, and Living Waters Planning Committee
9:15 Interfaith Opening Ceremony on the banks of the Lynnhaven River
9:50 The sacredness of Water from the Judeo-Christian Perspective
 

Paul Galbreath, Professor of Worship and Preaching at Union Presbyterian Seminar

10:20

The Sacredness of Water from Indigenous People's Perspective

Beth Roach and Diane Stephenson

10:40 BREAK
10:50

How Healthy Are Our Waters?

Chris Moore, CBF Senior Scientist

11:30

Singing Outside the Choir: Sociology and Psychology of Motivating the Middle

Moderated by Nissa Dean, Virginia Director of Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

Panelists:

  • Craig Anderson, Holy Comforter Episcopal Church
  • Michael Wriston, River Road United Methodist Church
  • Dorothy Geyer, Williamsburg Presbyterian Church
  • Tatum Ford, CBF Grassroots Field Specialist on the Eastern Shore
12:15 LUNCH
1:00

Climate Change: Think Globally, Act Locally
Moderated by Christy Everett, CBF Hampton Roads Director

Panelists:

  • Dave Kitchen, University of Richmond Associate Dean, Professor, and author
  • Joe Bouchard, Fellow at the Blue Moon Fund and Independent Strategic Planning Consultant
  • Skip Stiles, Executive Director of Wetlands Watch
  • Reverend Canon Win Lewis, Rector of Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
1:45

BREAK with frozen treat

2:00

Creation Care on the Ground

Moderated by Karen Forget, Executive Director of Lynnhaven River Now

Panelists:

  • Reverend Tom Deppe of Eastern Shore Episcopal Chapel Episcopal Church
  • Pastor Ralph Hodge, Second Baptist Church
  • Alyssa Muhlendorf, Ohef Sholom Temple and Hebrew Academy of Tidewater
  • Karl Bren, River Road United Methodist Church
2:45 BREAK
3:00

Putting Feet on Your Faith: Lessons in Advocacy

Moderated by Bob Faithful, Senior Warden, St. John's Episcopal Church

Panelists:

  • Beth Roach, James River Association and Nottoway Tribal Elder
  • Senator Donald McEachin (invited)
  • The Honorable Tayloe Murphy
  • Joelle Novey, Director of NOVA/MD/DC Interfaith Power and Light
3:45

Where Do We Go From Here? Identifying Our Take-Home Lessons

Moderated by Michael Wriston, River Road United Methodist

Small group break-out sessions
4:30

Closing Meditation and Procession

Led by Rev. Neal Halvorson-Taylor, St. Paul's Memorial Church, and Angie Garcia
 
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