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Program Schedule

Venue: Virginia Theological Seminary, 3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22304
Time: 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Registration Fee: $15


9:30 to 10:00am                Registration, Addison main entrance

10:00 to 10:45am              Keynote – Lettie Pate Evans Interim Chapel

Climate Change as an Ethical Challenge:
Religious Creativity and Empowerment for Change

Willis Jenkins – Associate Professor of Religion, Ethics, and Environment, UVA

10:45 to 11:00am              Break

11:00 to 12:00pm              Panel discussion of the keynote                               

The Rev. Dr. Hillary Smith, Priest in Charge, Holy Comforter Episcopal Church,
Richmond, Virginia

Ragan Sutterfield, Seminarian, Virginia Theological Seminary

Willis Jenkins

Moderator: The Very Rev. Ian Markham, Dean and President,
Virginia Theological Seminary

12:15 to 1:30pm                Lunch – Meriwether Godsey at VTS.

1:30 to 2:15pm and 2:20pm to 3:00pm: Breakout Sessions: (option to participate in two sessions)

Nuts and Bolts: Modeling Earth Care In the Green Church. There will be an opportunity to participate in two small group sessions:

  • Water quality, supply and landscaping, led by Lorne Field, Environmental Outreach Coordinator at Chesterfield County, VA
  • Creating resilience – how to engage your congregation to respond to natural disasters in your community, led by Robert Faithful, Green Faith Fellow and Craig Dubishar, SoCC Committee member
  • Recycling – Right and Wrong, led by Denise Swinsky, Territory Sales Manager at American Disposal Services
  • 3:00 to 3:15pm                  Wrap-up

3:15 to 3:30pm                  Closing prayer and hymn, led by Martha Burford