Thursday, April 06 - 2017

12:00 am Green and Fair Chapel Day

Duke Chapel seeks to live out its mission in a way that is ecologically sustainable and theologically just, as a Green and Fair Chapel. A Green and Fair Chapel Day celebrates this initiative on April 6, 2017. This day of events is a certified Duke Green Event, which means carbon used in putting on the event will be offset by the Duke Carbon Offsets Initiative. See the schedule below.

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9-11 a.m.—Green and Fair Chapel Fair
This fair offers free Fair-Trade hospitality on the Chapel Quad and an opportunity for campus partners and local businesses to promote green/ethical goods and policies. This is part of the Chapel's drive to be awarded status as a Fair Trade Congregation.

12:30-1:30 p.m.—Bridge Panel Conversation on Facing the Flood: Faith and Action for the Rising Generation
This Bridge Panel public conversation explores how different disciplines can work together for the same environmental goals during a time of political challenge. The role of faith will be one aspect of our discussion, including the deeper religious or philosophical beliefs that help guide the panelists' work. Moderated by the Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery, dean of Duke Chapel, the panel includes:

  • Ms. Lena Connor, senior MDiv student, chair of Creation Matters at Duke Divinity School
  • Dr. Saskia Cornes: farm and program manager at Duke Farm
  • Dr. Brian Murray: director of the Environmental Economics Program at Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and interim director of the Duke University Energy Initiative
  • Dr. Norman Wirzba, professor of theology, ecology, and agrarian studies at Duke Divinity School; senior fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics

2:30-3:30 p.m.—Eucharist with Creation Care Theme
A hopeful way to end the Chapel's Green and Fair Chapel Day that celebrates God's creation and our work in partnering to steward it well.

Location: Duke Chapel

Format: 2017