Teachers’ Workshop: Environmental Stewardship

Workshop for Secondary School Teachers:

Lessons on Environmental Stewardship from the Abrahamic Traditions

Presented in collaboration with Georgetown University ’s Office of Campus Ministry and Alwaleed  Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding

October 16, 2008
Army Navy Club
Washington, DC

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8:30 – 9:00 Registration & light breakfast

9:00 – 9:10 Welcome & Introductory Remarks

9:10 – 9:45 Susan Douglass, Georgetown University
“Teaching about Religion in the Classroom Setting: Guidelines and Resources”

9:45 – 10:30 Rabbi Harold White, Georgetown University
“Judaism and Stewardship of the Environment”

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 11:30 Pastor Mark Greiner, Takoma Park Presbyterian Church
“Christ, Creation and Community: Christian Resources for Ecology”

11:30 – 12:15 Susan Douglass, Georgetown University
“Islam and the Environment: And Observe the Balance with Justice…”

12:15 – 1:00 Working Lunch

1:00 – 1:40 Kenneth McNeil, Susman Godfrey LLP
“Leadership against Impossible Odds”

1:40 – 2:20 Shannon W. Earle, Conservation International
“Lost There, Felt Here: Why international conservation matters to all of us”

2:20 – 2:40 Allison Fisher, Greater Washington Interfaith Power and Light
“Youth Interfaith Efforts for the Environment”

2:40 – 3:15 Reflections and Ideas from Participants (Susan Douglass facilitating)
“Teaching About Religious Perspectives on the Environment”

Discussion: How to incorporate what you have learned into the classroom.


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