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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4th Annual Yale Graduate Conference in Religion and Ecology

The Deep Water Initiative is pleased to announce that both Charles Forbes and Chantal Forbes will be presenting at this year's Yale Graduate Conference in Religion and Ecology. Held at the University's Divinity School, it is the fourth annual conference, and is titled, Reimagining Ways of Being: Religion and Spirituality in Ecological Activism. Charles will be presenting on his Torah for the Earth project, with a special emphasis on Parashat Vayeitzei. Chantal will be presenting her research regarding the San Bushman of Southern Africa, and the notion of Becoming-Animal as Primal Theology in Primal Religions.

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