2015 Faith Community Watershed Gathering Survey

Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake wants to serve you well. Please tell us what you think about our providing gatherings for people of faith interested in working on improving watershed health.

Would you want to attend a gathering in 2015 with other representatives from the faith community to learn more about watershed issues and ways your congregation can contribute to solutions?


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  • Sarah Lesher
    answered 2014-12-09 14:02:56 -0500
    Q: If you are interested in serving on a planning committee for such a gathering please provide your contact information?
    A: Earlier I attended a number of interfaith environmental gathering, including (I think) earliest incarnations of interfaither partners for the chesapeake (I vague remember meeting in Annapolis). But I am not a member of a congregation. I wish I could be. I’ve tried Jewish, Unitarian-Universalist, Friends (Quaker), Ethical Humanist congregations. Just can’t connect. I realize faith/faith communities (emphasis on communities) are critical for my personal health and acting and achieving many larger goals. But it doesn’t work — nor do other spiritual groups, e.g. Transcendental Meditation. So I’ve stopped attending gathering, as individual-without-congregation I feel completely out of the loop. If you think you can help me find faith through my deep-felt concern about the environment, please contact me. But please realize that I don’t think Jesus, the Maharishi, or other great teachers will lead me to faith. Sorry to put this here, but I know surveys seldom give you ability to address what really concerns you. Since atheism is apparently on the rise in U.S., this issue must be shared by others. Yes, I have been very active in Sierra Club, less active other groups. But now I think all those efforts hopeless until we can reduce power of big money to control decisions that affect all of us and pollute our watershed: fracking and other energy, agriculture, chemical companies, drug companies. I wish I knew how any groups, faith or otherwise, could conquer deep divide in our country between Blue and Red, growing income/power inequality, etc. I am heartened by protests against race and police power, but doubt that will lead to protests/discussion much less changes re larger issues, in face of Citizen’s United, McCutcheon, etc. Helen Keller said each individual must do what s/he can; Margaret Mead said that everything starts with a small group of dedicated individuals; but I’ve gone from optimism to pessimism to cynicism. Please persuade me. As a friend just told me — “think about how you can do something, not about why you can’t.” I’d love to help with e.g. scientific education of youngsters (and those not so young); not very good at organizing myself, much less others. No nothing about fundraising. Have worked in phone banks (doubt utility) and knocking on doors (doubt utility and no longer physically able to). Though somehow Sierra Club did help get candidate — Rep. Donna Edwards — elected — only to have her immediately support pro-development person for Montgomery County Council. That and losing battle vs environmental disastrous Inter-County Connector, now underused and about to cost taxpayers even more money (see recent W Post article). If you think you can “save” me, please try.
  • Sarah Lesher
    answered 2014-12-09 13:39:23 -0500
    Q: Would you be interested in serving on a planning committee for such a gathering?
    A: No
  • Sarah Lesher
    answered 2014-12-09 13:39:12 -0500
    Q: What registration fee would you be willing to pay for such a gathering?
    A: $5-15
  • Sarah Lesher
    answered 2014-12-09 13:39:05 -0500
    Q: What day of the week and time of day would be best for you to attend such a gathering?
    A: Sunday mid-day
  • Sarah Lesher
    answered 2014-12-09 13:38:55 -0500
    Q: How far would you be willing to travel for such a gathering?
    A: Distance is not a concern
  • Sarah Lesher
    answered 2014-12-09 13:38:44 -0500
    Q: What would be the most useful outcome of such a gathering?
    A: Being equipped with tools, information, connections, and grant-writing resources to facilitate action
  • Sarah Lesher
    answered 2014-12-09 13:38:25 -0500
    Q: Would you want to attend a gathering in 2015 with other representatives from the faith community to learn more about watershed issues and ways your congregation can contribute to solutions?
    A: Yes
  • Carla Ellern
    answered 2014-12-09 09:57:39 -0500
    Q: If you are interested in serving on a planning committee for such a gathering please provide your contact information?
    A: Carla Ellern p 240 777 7756
  • Carla Ellern
    answered 2014-12-09 09:57:16 -0500
    Q: Would you be interested in serving on a planning committee for such a gathering?
    A: Yes
  • Carla Ellern
    answered 2014-12-09 09:57:09 -0500
    Q: What registration fee would you be willing to pay for such a gathering?
    A: $5-15
  • Carla Ellern
    answered 2014-12-09 09:57:03 -0500
    Q: What day of the week and time of day would be best for you to attend such a gathering?
    A: Sunday mid-day
  • Carla Ellern
    answered 2014-12-09 09:56:53 -0500
    Q: How far would you be willing to travel for such a gathering?
    A: No more than 15 miles
  • Carla Ellern
    answered 2014-12-09 09:56:40 -0500
    Q: What would be the most useful outcome of such a gathering?
    A: Connecting with other nearby congregations doing similar work
  • Carla Ellern
    answered 2014-12-09 09:56:11 -0500
    Q: Would you want to attend a gathering in 2015 with other representatives from the faith community to learn more about watershed issues and ways your congregation can contribute to solutions?
    A: Yes
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  • Albert Todd
    answered 2014-11-25 12:13:40 -0500
    Q: If you are interested in serving on a planning committee for such a gathering please provide your contact information?
    A: atodd@allianceforthebay.org
  • Albert Todd
    answered 2014-11-25 12:13:16 -0500
    Q: Would you be interested in serving on a planning committee for such a gathering?
    A: Yes
  • Albert Todd
    answered 2014-11-25 12:13:06 -0500
    Q: What registration fee would you be willing to pay for such a gathering?
    A: $5-15
  • Albert Todd
    answered 2014-11-25 12:12:54 -0500
    Q: What day of the week and time of day would be best for you to attend such a gathering?
    A: Friday Evening
  • Albert Todd
    answered 2014-11-25 12:12:37 -0500
    Q: How far would you be willing to travel for such a gathering?
    A: Distance is not a concern
  • Albert Todd
    answered 2014-11-25 12:12:26 -0500
    Q: What would be the most useful outcome of such a gathering?
    A: Being equipped with tools, information, connections, and grant-writing resources to facilitate action
  • Albert Todd
    answered 2014-11-25 12:11:42 -0500
    Q: Would you want to attend a gathering in 2015 with other representatives from the faith community to learn more about watershed issues and ways your congregation can contribute to solutions?
    A: Yes
  • David Reyno
    answered 2014-11-17 18:27:06 -0500
    Q: If you are interested in serving on a planning committee for such a gathering please provide your contact information?
    A: reynodavid@hotmail.com or 410-257-7814.
  • David Reyno
    answered 2014-11-17 18:26:21 -0500
    Q: Would you be interested in serving on a planning committee for such a gathering?
    A: Yes
  • David Reyno
    answered 2014-11-17 18:26:07 -0500
    Q: What registration fee would you be willing to pay for such a gathering?
    A: $5-15
  • David Reyno
    answered 2014-11-17 18:25:59 -0500
    Q: What day of the week and time of day would be best for you to attend such a gathering?
    A: Saturday mid-day
  • David Reyno
    answered 2014-11-17 18:25:40 -0500
    Q: How far would you be willing to travel for such a gathering?
    A: Distance is not a concern
  • David Reyno
    answered 2014-11-17 18:25:25 -0500
    Q: What would be the most useful outcome of such a gathering?
    A: Connecting with other nearby congregations doing similar work
  • David Reyno
    answered 2014-11-17 18:24:46 -0500
    Q: Would you want to attend a gathering in 2015 with other representatives from the faith community to learn more about watershed issues and ways your congregation can contribute to solutions?
    A: Yes
  • Barbara Harrison
    answered 2014-11-17 17:04:53 -0500
    Q: What day of the week and time of day would be best for you to attend such a gathering?
    A: Saturday mid-day
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