LifeLong Learning

Water Justice

Join us March 22–24, 2017

Gettysburg Seminary will be a partner site For Trinity Institute's National Theological Conference.

Brought to you in cooperation with the Center for Faith Formation, LAMPa, the Episcopal Diocese of Central PA and Gettysburg Seminary, "Water Justice" provides a timely opportunity for people of faith to grow together in understanding the relationship between water justice and climate change.  



REGISTER through the Lower Susquehanna Synod

This event, in partnership with the Lower Susquehanna Synod and Trinity Institute, requires registration and is not free.

For more information contact Chelle Huth at or call 800MLUTHER ext3038.   



Senator Barbara Boxer is a national leader on environmental protection who gave 10 years of service in the House of Representatives and served four terms as a California senator. She continues to advocate for environmental justice. Her efforts to create a cleaner, healthier environment and her dedicated work to address the threats of climate change include fighting to remove arsenic from drinking water and authoring an amendment to ensure that drinking water standards protect children. Twitter: @BarbaraBoxer.

Christiana Z. Peppard, Ph.D., is an expert on the ethics of fresh water and problems of climate change, social justice, and sustainability; a public intellectual; and a public/social media educator. Dr. Peppard is the author of Just Water: Theology, Ethics, and the Global Water Crisis. Her public media work includes venues such as TED-Ed, The New Republic, Public Radio International, The Washingon Post, MSNBC, and 

Winston Halapua is the Archbishop and Primate of the Diocese of Polynesia and Aotearoa New Zealand, responsible for a number of New Zealand-based Samoan, Tongan, Indo-Fijian, and Fijian congregations. One of his books is Waves of God’s Embrace, an exploration of the people of Polynesia and their profound connection with the ocean. 

Thabo Makgoba is the Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa. He has served as the chair of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network, and in that role convened a global gathering of bishops in 2015. He attended the UN’s climate talks in Paris as a Global Climate Ambassador of the ACT Alliance. 

Katharine Hayhoe, Ph.D, is a climate scientist and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, part of the Department of Interior’s South-Central Climate Science Center. With her husband, pastor and bestselling author Andrew Farley, she wrote A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions

Maude Barlow is a political activist, author, policy critic, and a former United Nations Senior Advisor on Water. She also chairs the board of Washington-based Food and Water Watch and is a Councillor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council. 

David Toomey, Ph.D, is an economist and Episcopal priest whose work has spanned Anglican Church and secular international development. He currently leads the Value-for-Money assessment of UNICEF, British government, and EU-funded water and sanitation programs in twelve countries in Africa and Asia. 

Kim Stanley Robinson is a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the bestselling Mars trilogy and the critically acclaimed Forty Signs of Rain, The Years of Rice and Salt, and 2312. 


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