2nd international conference on Ecological Theology and Environmental Ethics (ECOTHEE2011) (ECOTHEE 2011)
Venue: Orthodox Academy of Crete
|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|
Ecological Theology and Environmental Ethics
June 1-6, 2011
Orthodox Academy of Crete (OAC), Chania, Greece
â€œTheology needs to be involved in finding solutions to ecological problemsâ€
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: â€œMy God (in Greek: THEE mou), thou hiddest thy face and everything is dismayedâ€ (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.
â€¢ CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL ECOLOGICAL RISK
â€¢ BIODIVERSITY AND LAND DEGRADATION
â€¢ WATER, OCEANS AND ENERGY
â€¢ 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
firstname.lastname@example.org (Email is preferred) OR
Lucas Andrianos, Program Vice Chair of Ecothee-11
Institute of Theology and Ecology at OAC, Chania, 73006, Crete, email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
â€¢ The Institute of Theology and Ecology of the Orthodox Academy of Crete (www.oac.gr)
â€¢ Canadian Forum on Religion and Ecology (www.cfore.ca)
â€¢ European Forum for the Study of Religion and the Environment (www.hf.ntnu.no/relnateur/)
â€¢ Conference of European Churches (www.cec-kek.org)
â€¢ 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.