2nd international conference on Ecological Theology and Environmental Ethics (ECOTHEE2011) (ECOTHEE 2011)

Venue: Orthodox Academy of Crete

Location: Chania, Crete, Greece

Event Date/Time: Jun 02, 2011 End Date/Time: Jun 05, 2011
Registration Date: Apr 04, 2011
Early Registration Date: Jan 30, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 30, 2011
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2nd International Conference On
Ecological Theology and Environmental Ethics
(ECOTHEE-11)
June 1-6, 2011
Orthodox Academy of Crete (OAC), Chania, Greece
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“Theology needs to be involved in finding solutions to ecological problems”
CALL FOR PAPERS

From the fires of the early universe to the magnificent Life communities of Earth, God is venerated as a living presence within, and beyond, these great processes (Eco-THEOS). 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: “My God (in Greek: THEE mou), thou hiddest thy face and everything is dismayed” (cf. Psalm 103/104:29).
This conference seeks to engage theology on key ecological concerns from a variety of Christian 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.
• CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL ECOLOGICAL RISK
• BIODIVERSITY AND LAND DEGRADATION
• WATER, OCEANS AND ENERGY
• INSIGHTS FROM COSMOLOGY, EVOLUTION, and LIFE / EARTH SCIENCES

The Presentations can be up to 20 minutes in length, followed by discussion. Please consider participatory and creative styles, panel proposals, or poster sessions.
By January 30th 2011, please send a proposal of no more than one page or 250 words to:
Heather Eaton, Ph.D., Program Chair of Ecothee-11
Saint Paul University, 223 Main Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 1C4, Canada
heaton@ustpaul.ca (Email is preferred) OR
Lucas Andrianos, Program Vice Chair of Ecothee-11
Institute of Theology and Ecology at OAC, Chania, 73006, Crete, laoac@otenet.gr
Please include your name, institutional affiliation, and contact information.
If your proposal is selected you will be contacted with further guidelines for the full paper.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Abstract Submission Deadline: January 30, 2011
Author Notification: March 5, 2011
Conference days: June 2 -5, 2011
Early registration deadline April 4, 2011 (e-mail to oac@otenet.gr)
Supporting Institutions:
• The Institute of Theology and Ecology of the Orthodox Academy of Crete (www.oac.gr)
• Canadian Forum on Religion and Ecology (www.cfore.ca)
• European Forum for the Study of Religion and the Environment (www.hf.ntnu.no/relnateur/)
• Conference of European Churches (www.cec-kek.org)
• Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas FORTH-IMBB (www.forth.gr)

We welcome sponsors and funding initiatives. Up to now, there is no financial assistance for this event.

Venue

Kolympari, Gonias
Chania
Crete
Greece
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International Conference On ECOLOGICAL THEOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS (ECOTHEE-11) June 1-6, 2011 Orthodox Academy of Crete (OAC), Chania, Greece ________________________________________ “Theology needs to be involved in finding solutions to ecological problems” REGISTRATION FORM Title: Family Name: First Name: _________ Affiliation: Address: Postal Code: Town:_______________City: Country: _______________ Phone: Fax: E-mail:_____________________ Presentation Title: __________________________________________________ I prefer: Oral Presentation Poster Presentation Just to attend Registration Fee Delegates 150 Euro until 30 April Accompanying person 50 Euro until 30 April Delegates 200 Euro after 30 April or onsite Accompanying person 100 Euro after 30 April or onsite The registration fee includes: Welcome reception, Conference participation kit, Excursions – visit of historical sites of Crete (lunch included), admission to all scientific sessions, refreshments during conference, coffee breaks and social events (Gala dinner and Cretan dance show). Accommodation Fee Delegates: Single room 108 Euro per night Sharing room 88 Euro per night Accompanying persons: 60 Euro per night for sharing room