Program

13th ANNUAL IEF CONFERENCE
Washington, D.C. | Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

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Thursday, August 13th

2:00-4:00 – “Workshop on Values-based Indicators of Sustainable Development” – Arthur Dahl [Read abstract and view PowerPoint

7:00 ABS Opening Plenary

7:30-8:30 Keynote: “Transforming Environments from the Inside Out”
– Arthur Dahl [Abstract | Coverage]

Friday, August 14th

9:00-12:00 – Plenary Theme: “Collective Consciousness, Human Maturity and the Challenge of Sustainability” moderated by Tahirih Naylor
[Abstract | Coverage]
• Keynote #1: “The Essential Role of Religion in Fostering a Sustainable World” by Peter Adriance [Abstract | Coverage]
• Keynote #2: “Right Relationship: Building a Whole Earth Economy” by Dr. Peter G. Brown [Abstract | Coverage]
• Response and Dialogue: Dr. Arthur Dahl [Abstract | Coverage]

Breakout Sessions:
• 2:00-3:00 — Restoring the Earth’s Resources: A Bahá’í Perspective – Where the Land is Hurting, the People are Hurting – Brett D. Hartman
[Abstract]
• 3:15-4:15 — “Green” Starts With the Letter “S” – Robert L. Rogers
[Abstract | Coverage]
• 4:30-5:30 – Environment and Its Effects on the Spiritual Life of Man — Dr. Hamid Farabi and Ruhiyyih Farabi [Abstract]

• 6:00-7:15 – IEF Annual General Membership Meeting (during dinner) – All are welcome. Annual Report; Governing Board election; consultation on the year ahead. [Coverage]

Saturday, August 15th

Breakout Sessions:
• 2:30-3:30 – Assisting the World’s Transition to a Sustainable Energy Future – Anne Gillette and Lawrence Staudt [Abstract | Coverage]
• 3:45-4:45 – Faith and Hope in Environmentalism in the Face of Climate Change – Samuel Benoit
[Abstract | Coverage]
• 5:00-6:30- Climate Ethics – Carol Curtis, Tahirih Naylor; facilitated by Peter Adriance, Duncan Hanks [Abstract | Coverage]

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One response to “Program

  1. Dear Friends,
    What a wonderful program! Congratulations to the organizing team. I will be following the presentations/discussion with interest. We do not yet have broadband so will not be able to see U-tube. However, as much as I can, I will share the information and inspiration with the Baha’i community and other friends here. Dale and I will be with you in thoughts and prayers,
    Irma Allen

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