Water Voices: Ethics, Faith & Water

  • 14 Sep 2015
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • GFWC High Springs New Century Woman's Club, 40 NW First Ave, High Springs, Florida 32643


The public is invited to “Ethics, Faith, and Water: A Confluence,” a free panel discussion and public conversation to be held 7-9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, at the High Springs New Century Woman’s Club, 40 NW First Avenue, High Springs, Florida 32643. The event is the third session of the “Water Voices” series that is designed to increase public awareness of and dialogue about water issues in North Florida. The panelists are:

  • Cynthia Barnett, an award-winning journalist and author of the water books “Mirage,” “Blue Revolution” and “Rain.” Barnett writes about water ethics and has worked with churches on water sustainability as an article of faith. 
  • Sister Patricia Siemen, Esq., a Dominican Sister and attorney who also holds master’s degrees in public affairs and culture & spirituality. Siemen is the director of the Center for Earth Jurisprudence at Barry University Law School in Orlando.
  • Jim McFarlane, a retired educator who served on the Florida Annual Conferences of the United Methodist Church's Creation Care Task Force and has been a presenter at the UMC Southeast Jurisdiction Caring for Creation Conference.
  • Robert E. Ulanowicz, Ph.D., an ecosystems scientist who is professor emeritus with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and courtesy professor with the University of Florida Department of Biology.
  • Lucinda Faulkner Merritt, a writer who serves on the Ichetucknee Alliance Board of Directors. Merritt holds a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology.

The panel will consider opportunities for ethics to inform public water policy as well as barriers to the public adoption of a water ethic. A question-and-answer session with audience members will follow the panel discussion and there will be time at the end of the program for people to have one-on-one conversations with the panelists.

To view the full press release, click here. To R.S.V.P., visit the official event page.

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