Water Justice conference – online and at Trinity, NYC March 22–24, 2017

February 15, 2017



March 22–24, 2017

Water is a gift. Water is life. As water crises increase, access to safe and clean drinking water decreases.

From Flint to Standing Rock, many of today’s most pressing social issues revolve around water. Faith communities worldwide can help.

Be part of Trinity Institute 2017: Water Justice, a global conference held in New York City and webcast all over the world. With a sharp focus on the need for water justice initiatives in areas of access, droughts, pollution, rising tides, and flooding, Trinity Institute aims to offer actionable guidance for individuals, congregations, and the larger faith community surrounding these issues. This year we’ll hear from Barbara Boxer, Christiana Peppard, Winston Halapua, Thabo Makgoba, Katharine Hayhoe, Maude Barlow, David Toomey, Kim Stanley Robinson, and others.

Trinity Institute’s annual conference is in its 46th year and equips clergy and laypeople for imaginative and catalytic leadership. Each year, Trinity Institute presents emerging and inclusive theological and social perspectives and engages participants in inquiry, dialogue, and reflection.

The conference is sponsored by Trinity Church Wall Street, an Episcopal parish in Lower Manhattan. Recent Trinity Institutes have addressed racial justice (2016) and economic inequality (2015).

Participants from all faith perspectives are welcomed to attend in NYC, find a partner site near you, or host as a Partner Site. Anyone is welcome to download the free custom Study Guide for Lent 2017 when it becomes available.

Pay the full price of $500 (the cost to provide Trinity Institute 2017) or a discounted rate of either $300 or $100—whichever rate you can afford. All fees grant complete conference access.

Why Water Justice?

Access to clean water is an essential human right, yet such access is increasingly compromised by droughts, pollution, rising tides, and flooding. These effects of climate change are most tangibly felt by the very people the Gospel urges us to look to—the marginalized and the vulnerable.

This conference, infused with spiritual principles and common prayer along with science and solutions, allows us to deeply examine what connects us, and empowers us to take unified, faith-based action on the front lines of the water justice movement.

Why attend Trinity Institute 2017?

Now is the time to address pressing issues of water justice, and you have the power to make a difference. At Trinity Institute 2017 you will:
  • Develop a deeper appreciation for water as a sacred gift, nurturer, and sustainer of life
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the relationship between water issues and climate change
  • Learn what individuals, organizations, and societies can do to mitigate and adapt to water issues of access, pollution, drought, flooding, and rising tides
  • Discover how the global Christian community is uniquely equipped to effect change
  • Get connected with opportunities to join existing projects and ministries
  • Receive guidance and support to create (or re-energize) effective water justice ministries in local contexts
  • Access robust educational resources, networks, and relationships to maintain ongoing impact

Learn how to attend Trinity Institute 2017 by Partner Site or in person.

JustWater Global Partnership

Trinity Institute conference this year is a central part of the JustWater Global Partnership. Learn more and find further resources on the JustWater website.