GETTYSBURG: Trinity Institute — Water Justice

From Flint, Michigan, to Standing Rock, North Dakota, from the waterways of Pennsylvania to rising sea levels in the Marshall Islands, Trinity Institute 2017 will help us better understand how we can respond to our call to care for God’s sacred gift of water. Join the cosponsors below at Gettysburg Seminary March 22-24 knowing that this curriculum specifically links water justice and climate justice — and that you’ll end up with access to recorded sessions you can use for small group study in your own congregation.

Schedule for Gettysburg Partner site below… keep scrolling!

GETTYSBURG PARTNER LOCATION Brought to you by the Lower Susquehanna Synod (Lutheran) with the Center for Faith Formation, LAMPa, the Episcopal Diocese of Central PA and Gettysburg Seminary, Water Justice: Trinity Institute 2017 provides a timely opportunity for people of faith to grow together in understanding the relationship between water justice and climate change.

This is a wonderful opportunity to attend this annual event at our partner site (GETTYSBURG) without the added expense of traveling to Manhattan, while still participating with others in discussion and learning.

Click here to more information and additional resources. Bring a group from your congregation! Register here.

Lent Resources: Water Justice: Trinity Institute 2017 coincides with the second week of Lent. To enhance this season of prayer, study, and repentance, members of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network created a Lent Study Guide and Other Resources Available Here.

Water Justice Recommended Reading 

Webinar SeriesTo keep building momentum after the conference and to offer participants a way to draw other members of their communities into the conversation, Trinity Institute is partnering with GreenFaith to offer a free webinar series. The sessions will be online and interactive. Dates and times to be announced. Receive updates here.

Free Video Resources: In preparation for Water Justice: Trinity Institute 2017 this March, Trinity Church offers a variety of video resources including “Five Voices From Flint,”  “An Old Idea is New Again: Water Fountains,” “Southern Africa: Hoping for Rain,” and more.

Cost: Attend at Lutheran Theological Seminary Gettysburg – $65.00

Housing (Limited number of rooms available) – $35.00 per night

Conference participation is open to anyone and is ideal for seminarians, students, and church leaders looking for thought-leadership from experts and activists.

The live conference will be held at Trinity Church (Broadway at Wall Street, New York City). As a partner site, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg will offer all aspects of the conference either in real time, via webcast—where participants can submit questions for speakers via email during the live Q&A—or via video at a later time. On-site reflection groups will be hosted by Lower Susquehanna Synod, LTSG and Episcopal Diocese of Harrisburg staff.

PLEASE NOTE:  Participants of this event will earn 18 contact hours of continuing education.

Water Justice: Trinity Institute 2017
In cooperation with Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, LAMPa, the Episcopal Diocese of Central PA and the Lower Susquehanna Synod Center for Faith Formation

March 22 – March 24, 2017 at LTSG

Wednesday – March 22
6:00 p.m. – Registration Opens Valentine Hall
6:55 p.m. – Welcome & Introductions Deacon Chelle Huth Valentine 206
7:00 p.m. – Gathering in Song & Prayer: Live-streaming begins in Valentine 206
8:00 p.m. – Keynote
10:00 p.m. – Concluding Remarks

 Thursday – March 23
9:00 a.m. – Coffee Break Available Valentine 206
9:00 a.m. – Gathering in Song & Prayer
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 Session 1: “Water Commons or Commodity?”
11:00 a.m. – 
Break / Bookstore open
11:45 a.m. – Chapel / Church of the Abiding Presence
12:15 p.m. – Lunch in the Refectory
1:00 p.m. – Discussion Groups
2:00-4:00 p.m. – Session 2: The Global & The Local
4:00-5:00 p.m. – Reflection Groups
5:00 p.m. – Dinner & Evening on your own

Friday – March 24
9:00 a.m. – Coffee Break Available Valentine 206 / Key Return to Seminary
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Session 3: What Churches are Doing to Make a Difference Valentine 206
11:00 a.m. – Break/Bookstore
11:45 a.m. – Chapel
12:15 p.m. – Lunch in the Refectory
1:00 p.m. – Reflection Groups
2:00 p.m. – Session 4: Being Agents of Change
3:00 p.m. – Break
3:15 p.m. – Session 5: What Can We Do Together?
5:00 p.m. – Godspeed