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E-M:/ Ecology & Spirituality Syposium - March 28

Enviro-Mich message from "Tom Cary" <wmeac@iserv.net>

What: 	Stewards of Creation Gathering

When:	March 28, 1998   9am  - 3pm

Where: 	Trinity Unied Methodist Church
	1100 Lake Drive
	Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Who: 	Members of all faith and spiritual communities interested in an experiential and educational day 	focusing on stewardship and reverence toward creation.

Sponsors:	 United Methodist Church and the  Religion Spirituality and Ecology Working Group of the 		West Michigan Environmental Action Council.

Keynote:	United Methodist Bishop C. Dale White addressing the issues of environmental ehtics, land 	stewardship and sustainable economics from a religiouse and ethical basis.


8:30	Registration

9:00	Opening Worship

9:15 	Keynote

10:30 	Workshops & Guided Tours

12:00 	Lunch

12:45	Workshops & Guided Tours

2:15 	Closing Worship

3:00 	Conclusion

Workshops (AM & PM)

	1) Rights and Wrongs for the Earth

	2) A Congregation as Steward

	3) Biblical Basis for Environmental Care

	4) Greening the City

	5) Public Policy that Effects the Earth

Guided Tours - AM

	6) North Alpine Area - urban sprawl/farmland

	7) Heartside Neighborhood - a look at the urban environment

	8) Eastown - look at a model for a sustainable community

Guided Tours - PM

	9) South Beltway Site - the site of a $400 million highway

	10) East Beltline Corridor - how a high volume transit corridor can be protected

	11) Adopt - A - Stream - hands on restoration & clean-up

Please call (616-451-3051) fax (616-451-3054) or e-mail (wmeac@iserv.net) your interst in attending - please indicate which of the workshops and tours you would pick as first and second choices for the morning and your other choices for the afternoon.

Please send a check for $15  ($20 at the door and NO lunch) to WMEAC 1432 Wealthy SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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