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Our Sacred Ocean

A religious response to the international Our Ocean conference
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 9:00-11:30 am
American University, Washington DC
Co-Sponsored by GreenFaith and Trinity Institute
Earth's oceans are in danger, and communities of faith must respond.  GreenFaith and Trinity Institute invite you to join us for a morning session at Washington DC's American University to learn about
  • the environmental issues facing oceans
  • religious teachings related to ocean protection and care
  • advocacy opportunities
Our Sacred Ocean takes place a day before high-ranking government officials join US Secretary of State John Kerry for the annual Our Ocean conference, which takes place this year in Washington.
A short highlight video and related materials will be publicly available following the event.
8:30 – Registration and coffee
9:00 – Welcome and opening prayers
9:30 – Our Ocean – An Overview of the key issues to be addressed at the international Our Ocean Conference and the status of negotiations
  • Speaker:  Dr. Vaughn Turekian, Science and Technology Advisor to Secretary of State John Kerry; followed by remarks from NGO Representative (To be confirmed) and Q&A
10:20 – Coffee and Networking
10:30 – Hope for the Imperiled Oceans—Theological and Ethical Perspectives of the World Religions 
  • Speaker:  Jame Schaefer, PhD., Associate Professor, Department of Theology, Marquette University, followed by responses from faith leaders, Q&A
11:20 – Next steps
                     Overview of upcoming Trinity Institute - Water Justice
                     Interfaith statement
                     Closing prayers
11:30 - Adjourn
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