The Deep Water Initiative (DWI) is a non-profit organization (501c3) dedicated to building the academic field of Religion & Ecology through transformational media and educational programs. 


We are a Jewish-based organization whose central ambition is to explore an ecological message with a diversity of religious and spiritual traditions.  It is our mission to deepen and strengthen, the networks of change that bridge a contemplative life with integral forms of action. 

We aim to foster a dialogue about the interrelationship between humans, their respective traditions, and the larger Earth community.  This dialogue helps us to expand our capacity to engage more deeply with our environment by encouraging us to question our worldviews, cultural standards, and societal norms.


We, at the Deep Water Initiative, are inspired by the ecological potential within the religious and spiritual traditions of the world.  We believe it is our responsibility to recover and reposition, the ecological value of these traditions.  Our hope is that this will revitalize the connection between belief systems and ecological practice – an essential part of guiding humanity towards a more generative, and co-creative, future. 


Charles Forbes Jr.


PhD Student, California Institute of Integral Studies,

Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion

MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,

Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion


BS, Rhodes College, Biology, Environmental Studies



Chantal Noa Forbes


PhDc, California Institute of Integral Studies,

Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion


MA, Tel-Aviv University, Middle Eastern History

BA Honors, AFDA Motion Picture & Live Performance Academy





Clint Walker

Former Lead Counsel, Barclays Bank, Credit Card, and

Lead US Giving Program

Jennifer Mulholland

Co-Leader, Plenty Consulting, Focus on Non-Profits

Michael Brodsky

President, Hamlet Development,

Chairman Emeritus National Ability Center Park City, UT

Scott Forbes

Corporate Board Advisor & Consultant:

Strategy, Finance, & Business Development

Former Managing Partner, Accenture, US Banking

The Deep Water Initiative is inspired by the ecological importance of water as an all-pervasive element that sustains life on this planet.  The metaphysical importance of water as both a cleanser and regenerator has been upheld by many cultures throughout the world, and is celebrated within the creation myths of different religious and spiritual traditions.  The Deep Water Initiative has been particularly influenced by the significance of water as demonstrated within the Five Books of Moses.


*The Deep Water Initiative is classified as a private operating foundation that qualifies for tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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