Program Description for the 4th Interfaith Leadership Forum
The 4th Interfaith Leadership Forum will focus on the moral, spiritual, and religious urgency of the wider environmental crisis. The event aims to explore the overlap between faith and ecology with pioneers who are strongly grounded in their particular faith traditions and who take the lead in making faith a driving force in addressing urgent environmental challenges.
The forum will be an opportunity to help DC area stakeholders to reconnect with like minded individuals and institutions, a renewed affirmation of the foundational link between faith and environment, and an overview of practical arenas where faith communities continue to make significant contributions in upholding our shared responsibility against the rest of the creation. The program will include Keynote, Panel Discussion and Breakout Groups on the Environment in Work and Professional Life, Ecology and Interfaith groups, From Emotional Anxiety to Action, Translating Spiritual Values into Creation Care, and more.
Keynote: Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb
National Coalition on he Environment and Jewish Life
Panelists and Workshop Leaders:
Executive Director Green Muslims
Dr. Gil Waldkoenig
Professor of Church and Society
United Lutheran Seminary
Dr. Rajwant Singh
Director One Earth Sangha
Objectives of ILF
Interfaith Leadership Forum aims to strengthen interfaith relationships, literacy, and leadership by;
- Equipping one another with various models of dialogue with distinct ends.
- Experiencing deeper levels of interfaith encounter and dialogue
- Strengthening literacy about other’s faiths and about one’s own
- Overcoming prejudices and misconceptions about other faiths
- Eliciting social action through interfaith engagement