Ecological Theology and Environmental Ethics
We, as humans, are beginning to re-envision ourselves as part of this glorious creation, a member of an Earth community, at the same moment as Earth is entering a severe ecological crisis. This growing crisis leads more and more people to cry out in agony (cf. Psalm 103/104:29).
This conference seeks to engage theology on key ecological concerns from a variety of religious traditions and perspectives. We are interested in multi-disciplinary exchanges and insights, with a focus on religious-based and scientific approaches to ecological problems and challenges. The emphasis is on theological and ethical implications of contributing to a sustainable ecological future. The conference will be a blend of learning and discussion, while attending to the magnificent Earth and cultural context of this region of Crete.
Participants are invited to submit proposals for consideration on the following topics: Please specify your area.
- ECOLOGICAL THEOLOGY AND ECO-ETHICS,
- THEOLOGY OF OIKOS AND ECO-JUSTICE,
- CLIMATE CHANGE AND CLIMATE JUSTICE,
- ECOLOGICAL RACISM AND ETHICS OF SUSTAINABILITY
- BIODIVERSITY AND LAND ETHICS,
- WATER, OCEANS AND ENERGY,
- INSIGHTS FROM COSMOLOGY, EVOLUTION, and LIFE / EARTH SCIENCES,
- ALTERNATIVES FOR ECONOMY OF LIFE AND ETHICS OF "ENOUGH" (GREED LINE),
- GLOBAL ECOLOGICAL RISK, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND CASE STUDIES,
- SPIRITUAL VALUES AND FORGIVENESS.
Presentations can be up to 20 minutes in length, followed by discussion. Please consider participatory and creative styles, panel proposals, workshop, round table or poster sessions. Focus on causal roots and practical solutions for each issue are especially encouraged.