We’re bringing New York to Fredericksburg for an important conversation on water justice.
You’re invited to attend Trinity Institute, an annual conference that takes place in New York City and at partner sites around the country via webcast, including at St. George’s. We’ll develop a deeper appreciation for water as a sacred gift, gain a thorough understanding of the relationship between water justice and climate change, and learn what we can do about water issues of access, pollution, drought, and rising tides.
Join the water justice movement!
WHEN: March 22-24, 2017
Wednesday Night, Faulkner Hall, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. — Opening session and keynote with Sen. Barbara Boxer.Thursday morning: 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Sydnor Hall. Session 1: “Water: Commons or Commodity?”The United Nations has declared water as a human right. Global markets regard it as a commodity. Can a fresh approach to market capitalism serve the common good, or does the world need a new and different system of exchange?Thursday afternoon, 2 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., Sydnor Hall. Session 2: The Global and the LocalAs Hurricane Sandy demonstrated, New York City is vulnerable to sea rise and surge. Climate change is making matters worse. Speakers will examine New York’s issues as a model of how to examine local problems in light of global realities.Friday morning, 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Sydnor Hall. Session 3: “What Churches Are Doing to Make a Difference”People of faith are working for water justice all over the world. Speakers will talk in practical terms about the challenges and achievements, and we will examine what strategies lead to projects that truly improve people’s lives.Friday afternoon, 2 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., Sydnor Hall. Session 4: “Being Agents of Change”As the conference closes, our work begins in earnest. Our speaker is a leading climate scientist who knows both the data on climate change and its impact and also the solutions that lead her to say “Together, we can fix this.”
COST: $10 (attend all or any part of the conference; please don’t let the cost deter you from coming)
CONTACT: For more information about attending the conference via St. George’s, contact the Rev. Bob Miller (540-373-4133).
For more information about Trinity Institute’s national theological conference—including speaker bios, schedule, videos, and more—visit TI2017.org.