Monday, October 06, 2008

COME TO THE WATERS: October 12, 2008, Madison

Please join us for this event -- and help us get the word out. Here's the
latest info.

If possible, please register on-line by Tuesday, October 7 -- it will help
us with planning! Thanks!

Sunday, October 12, 2008
11 am - 8:30 pm
Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin

Come to the Waters is a special, state-wide event focused on caring for
environment in the context of celebrating cultural & religious diversity. It
will be held on the campus of Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin on
Sunday, October 12, 2008.

The celebration will bring together environmental activists, scholars,
clergy, musicians, dancers, storytellers, artists, and educators of a
variety of cultures, religions, and traditions from across Madison and

University of Wisconsin Professor Joseph Elder will present the keynote,
"Interfaith Dimensions of the Water Crisis" in the opening plenary.

The celebration includes presenters, performers, and practitioners of a
variety of spiritual and cultural traditions, including Adidam Ruchiradam,
Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian, Eckankar, Ecospiritual, Hindu, Hmong,
Indigenous Peoples, Interfaith, Jewish, Muslim, Navajo, Shamanic, Sikh,
Sufi, Wiccan, Yoga, Zen, and others. The celebration will also include
panels, talks, discussion, exhibits, ceremonies, music, and more in the
afternoon, followed by dinner, and an evening program of sacred music,
dance, singing, and poetry across traditions.

Come to the Waters is sponsored by the Greater Madison Interreligious
Association, Madison Interfaith Dialogue, and a variety of interfaith and
other organizations. It is hosted by the Religious Studies Department of
Edgewood College. It is an official pre-Parliament of the World's Religions

The event is open to the public. $15/person before October 7 & $20 at the
door -- proceeds help cover meals (lunch & dinner) and other expenses.
Pre-registration encouraged, but not required. Scholarships & family rates
available. Register on-line:


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