Conference Schedule

Monday, June 18 – The Meeting Room (77 Sherman St.)

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4:00 p.m.

Conference Registration

“Connection Questions”

4:45 p.m. Welcome and meal
5:20 p.m. Introduction

5:30 p.m.


“Connecting Faith, Environmental Justice and Sustainability”

Huda Alkaff – Founder & Director, Wisconsin Green Muslims

6:15 p.m. Break / Asr Prayers*

6:30 p.m.


“Beyond ‘Creation Care’ – Building the Eco-Ethical Ark for the Age of Climate Disruption”

The Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade – Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship at Lexington Theological Seminary in Lexington, Kentucky

 7:15 p.m. Break
7:30 p.m. Respondent:The Rev. Dr. Ben Watts – Faculty Associate in Religion and Community Life, Director of the Black Ministries Program
8:00 p.m. Table discussion / Q&A
8:30 p.m.

Wrap up

Maghrib Prayers*


Tuesday, June 19 – The Meeting Room (77 Sherman St.)

3:00 p.m. Film Screening: Renewal (2007)
4:45 p.m. Welcome and meal
5:25 p.m. Introduction

5:30 p.m.


Panel: Best Practices of Faith-Based and Community Organizations

-The Rev. Tom Carr, Interreligious Eco Justice Network

-Vince Maraventano, Executive Director
MA Interfaith Power & Light, Inc.

-Karim Ahmed, Board Member of the National Council for Science and the Environment, based in Washington, DC. 

-Mark R. Lewis, Brownfields Coordinator for the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

6:30 p.m. Q&A
7:15 p.m Break/ Asr Prayers*
 7:30 p.m.

“The Encyclical Laudato Si’”

Professor Ebrahim Moosa – Professor of Islamic Studies; Co-director, Contending Modernities, Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame


8:30 p.m.


Maghrib Prayers*


Wednesday, June 20 – Women’s Leadership Institute Building (76 Sherman St.)

10:00 a.m.

10:30 a.m.


Environmental Law and Advocacy –

Joseph A. MacDougald, Professor-in-Residence and Executive Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Law, UConn Law School

12:00 p.m.

Conclusion of conference

Group Discussions and Networking (on own)

*All prayers can be performed in the Hartford Seminary chapel, which is open and available throughout the conference.

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