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Original event information:

Sunday, Oct. 21, 2:00-8:00 pm - Islamic Society of Milwaukee Community Center

Monday, Oct. 22, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm - Archbishop Cousins Center

Are you a lay leader, seminarian or clergy?  Do you want resources to enrich your teaching, programming and preaching on the environment?  Would you like to meet leaders in this field - and meet people like you who want our faith communities to do more to protect the planet?

If yes - Ground for Hope-Wisconsin is for you.

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Workshop & Tour Descriptions

Speaker/Presenter Bio-Sketches


List of Co-Sponsors

Sunday Keynote Speaker - Winona LaDuke

Renowned author and Native American Leader
Keynote Title:  Recovering the Sacred, Uniting in Action for the Earth
Native American stories of cultures and faiths creating a green, just future

-- Sunday Evening "Green," Vegetarian Iftar - Islamic Society of Milwaukee's Community Center

Monday Kickoff Speaker - Ken Leinbach

Executive Director, The Urban Ecology Center

-- Monday Afternoon Eco Bus Tours

This event will give lay and ordained leaders from diverse religious communities the resources and connections they need to carry out meaningful, high-impact environmental work:

-- Worship and the environment      -- Religiously-based environmental education

-- 'Greening' the operation of religious facilities     -- Environmental justice and advocacy

-- Sustainable food for faith-based institutions     -- Effective green teams

-- Regional environmental priorities    -- Sacred texts and the environment


The many hotels near Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport are within 5 - 10 minutes of our conference sites.

There are also a very limited number of inexpensive housing options within walking distance of the Cousins Center.  If you need this sort of reduced housing, please contact Steven Shippee at 414-425-8300 x 7191 or .

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