Regardless of our beliefs, our religious faith – or lack thereof – shapes our core sense of identity and influences all aspects of our lives. As land trust professionals seeking to connect on a personal level with our volunteers, donors, landowners, land users, and others in our communities, we often overlook the spiritual beliefs that drive many conservationists. In so doing, we may miss key opportunities to bridge divides and forge lasting partnerships that have the power to advance our missions, perhaps in unexpected ways. In this workshop, you will hear from a panel of land trust leaders engaged in conservation with very different communities. Each panelist’s organization has partnered successfully with their local faith communities to inspire action, secure support from key constituencies, and ultimately benefit all partners.