Values in Action

St. Martin's Episcopal Church to Livestream Values in Action,
Trinity Institute's 47th National Theological Conference

February 2-3, 2018
Williamsburg, VA, Feb. 2-3, 2018 -Deep-rooted partnerships, grounded in core values, are essential to the success of nearly every social justice initiative. At this year's Trinity Institute theological conference, Values in Action, participants will learn how the impact of our actions-individually and organizationally-can be amplified through values-based partnerships.
St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 1333 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA, will be a partner site for the February 2-3, 2018 conference featuring a keynote address by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, to be held onsite in New York City for individual attendees and streamed across the globe at partner sites-churches, cathedrals, seminaries, and advocacy organizations.
St. Martin's Episcopal Church will offer all aspects of the conference via livestream, and participants will be able submit questions directly to conference speakers via email during the question and answer periods. Onsite reflection groups are coordinated using materials prepared and provided by Trinity Institute.

"St. Martin's has a long history of making a difference in our community," says the Rev. Lisa Green, Associate Rector. "We're looking forward to hosting this conference to deepen our understanding of the values that we share with our partners and strengthen those connections."
In addition to Vargas, founder and CEO of Define American, who has chronicled his life in this country as an undocumented immigrant, other speakers include leading activists, theologians, and authors whose life and work show the power of values in action: the Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church; Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness; poet, theologian, and mediator Pádraig Ó Tuama; and the Rev. Elizabeth M. Edman, author of Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity.

The Rev. Dr. William Lupfer, rector of Trinity Church Wall Street, said "We make the greatest impact when we are working toward one purpose following one vision. That vision springs from shared values. Learning to discern our common values requires dedication and intention, but brings great rewards for our congregations, neighborhoods, and the world."

For more information about attending the conference in person at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, please contact The Rev. Lisa Green, Associate Rector at 757-229-1111 or or visit

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