TRANSFORMATIONAL MEDIA

 

The Deep Water Initiative aims to use media as a platform for the production and distribution of educational awareness materials, which explore the relationship between humans and the natural world. 

 

 

INSTITUTIONAL FILM SERIES SCREENINGS

 

The Deep Water Initiative designs and hosts numerous film series screenings with a variety of educational based institutions, including: universities, environmental fellowships/programs, institutions of faith and local film forums. We believe that film can and should serve as a dynamic education tool as well as a powerful agent of change. We support the screening of high quality film productions that address the complexity of ecological sustainability within local, indigenous and faith based communities living within a post-modern world.

Visit our Religion and Ecology Film Screenings page for more information.

 

Visit our events page to see past and upcoming events.

 

 

RELIGION & ECOLOGY PODCAST

 

The Religion and Ecology Podcast is one component of the larger Transformational Media Program.  The goal of the podcast is to engage with thought-leaders in the field of Religion and Ecology (POD), provide an alternative medium for community-based education (AE), and to function as a platform for creative expression through original music and soundscape recordings (MUS). Our collective podcast interviews, audio essay's and original music are hosted on this platform.

(POD: Podcast Interview) (AE: Audio Essay) (MUS: Original Music)

You can follow the Religion and Ecology Podcast on Soundcloud, iTunes or the below Podcast feed.

FEATURED PODCASTS & AUDIO ESSAYS

Torah for the Earth is a podcast series that provides ecologically-centered commentary on the weekly Torah portion.  Each week, the listener will be provided with a short and impactful audio essay that aims to relate messages contained within the weekly parashah with contemporary, ecological challenges.  The podcast is hosted by Deep Water Initiative founder Charlie Forbes, who has an interest in exploring the scriptural foundations of religious traditions and their relationship to environmental teachings and practices.  By systematically evaluating the Torah, this podcast aspires to illustrate that an understanding of the natural environment is fundamental to Jewish thought and philosophy, and integral to an appreciation of Jewish religious life.

You can follow Torah for the Earth on Soundcloud, iTunes, or on the Torah for the Earth webpage. To read the full transcripts of Torah for the Earth's audio essays (AE) please visit please visit our news page.

the Old Way is a new monthly podcast hosted by Chantal Noa Forbes from 27 January 2020. This podcast hopes to bring forward the voices of people whose work is to promote and educate the public about Indigenous traditions, customs and former ways of life that are of ecological importance to our present times.  The phrase The Old Way is a tribute to author Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, whose 2007 publication The Old Way: A Story of the First People details her and her family's journey learning from and with the Kalahari Bushmen of Southern Africa.

 

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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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CONTACT US AT:

contact@dwinitiative.org

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