Our 3-year strategic direction for 2019-2021 lays out an ambitious, scalable pathway for Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake to bring initiatives to fruition, and to advance sustainable funding models that will guide organizational life beyond this plan. It builds on the significant achievements of the last two years and sets IPC on a pathway to organizational excellence.
We reflected on the success of creating the Jones Falls One Water Partnership in Baltimore, and the cultivation of a hub of faith leaders on the lower shore who have now named themselves Wicomico Interfaith Partners for Creation Care.
- IPC's One Water Partnership initiative encourages communities of multiple faiths to work individually and collectively to build awareness, advocacy and action in their local watershed. The cohort has begun to see themselves as a collaborative group and cross-congregational actions have hence been catalyzed.
- On the lower shore, IPC's work, resources and messaging were instrumental in initiating action from a group of faith leaders in Salisbury who continue to meet monthly and have hosted three annual Earth Day celebrations.
These two examples of network-building offer models for scaling our actions and impact throughout the broader Chesapeake Bay region from Maryland's western shore to the Eastern Shore, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania.
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