||Registration (refreshments available)
||Welcome, Opening, and Summit Goals
The summit planning and facilitation team
||An Interfaith Opening Blessing: The Sacredness of Water
||Living Waters: What Is The Challenge?
A moderated panel discussion (Moderator: Frank Dukes)
- Social, theological story – the moral obligation, how it has evolved in practice, and what is our main ethical/moral challenge?
Nina Beth Cardin, Rabbi and Chair of the Chesapeake Covenant Community
- Historical narrative – how did we get to where we are, politically?
Honorable Tayloe Murphy, former Delegate to the Virginia General Assembly, former Secretary of Natural Resources, Board Member of Chesapeake Bay Foundation
- Scientific story – what challenges will we confront to restore our waterways? How will science help us achieve the goal?
Carl Hershner, Director of the Center for Coastal Resources Management at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) and a professor in the School of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary.
- Current political challenge – what is helping and preventing us from working together?
Honorable Lee Ware, Delegate, Virginia General Assembly
Participant Discussions at Tables
What did you hear that most spoke to you, your faith and your values? How do you think about any moral obligation toward water?
Living Waters: Science, Conservation, and Faith Together (In Four Parts)
Part A. Ways We Need and Depend on Water For Our Survival
Kim Coble, Vice President of Environmental Protection and Restoration, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Part B. A Success Story
W. Shelton Miles III, pastor and farmer, winner of the 2013 Erchul Environmental Leadership Award, shares his perspective on stewardship of our land and water.
Part C. A Moderated Table Conversation: Creating a movement that brings faith and conservation together
Advocacy as discipleship. How people of faith are called to bear witness
J. Herbert Nelson, Director of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness in Washington, DC
Crossing the Chasm: Speaking to the needs of the faith community
Bob Faithful IV, Retired
How to motivate people to change, to care for the environment, to create a movement
Ralph White, Retired, Manager of James River Park Systems
Moderator: Andy Morgan, Director Education Ministry, Williamsburg Presbyterian Church
Part D. Participant Discussion at Tables
How do you get congregants to adopt behavioral change?
What do you need to move people into action in your community?
Catered by Meriwether Godsey
The Path Forward: Creating A Year of Learning and Engagement
Modified Open Space: A "World Café"
Please come prepared to participate
- Read about "open space"
- Come with specific topics you would like to discuss
Part A. Introduction to Open Space and Setting the Agenda
Part B. Open Space/World Café Discussions
Review of Discussion Outcomes and Recommendations
- Poster reports from small discussions
- Large group reflection
||An Interfaith Closing Ceremony