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Water Stewardship

  • Water Rights and Dynamic Water Policies by Robbi Savage

  • Tal Day.  Water as a Stewardship Concern: Physical Issues and Moral Engagement. PowerPoint slides from a 45-minute adult education program at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Alexandria, Virginia, May 22, 2011.  The program summarized conclusions  from the Committee’s 2010 Conference, Our Threatened Water Supply, and explored the further implications.  Additional notes on the slides are here.

  • Dudley Rochester, Homily on Water.First delivered at Memorial Church, Charlottesville, Virginia, during an Evening Prayer service conducted on January 11, 2012, and later revised.  Dudley Rochester is the past Chair of the Diocesan Committee on Stewardship of Creation.  The homily considers the miracle of water and the challenges of water quality and supply as they occur in passages of the Old Testament and in our time.  The homily concludes that we must assign to water economic and spiritual values that will foster the economic and political will to necessary to remedy equitably our problems of water quality and supply. A set of handouts for the homily, with sources, may be found here.

The Environment


  • The Rev. Hal White. Celtic Spirituality and Theology. A talk based on J. Philip Newell’s book, Listening To The Heart of God (1997), presented at the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia Annual Small Church Conference, May 1, 2010, Christ Church, Glen Alan, Virginia.



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