Renew it Do it Green the Scene: Inter-Ecothee 2012 (Inter-Ecothee2012)

Venue: Bethany-Newton United Church

Location: Surrey, ----British Columbia, Canada

Event Date/Time: Jun 01, 2012 End Date/Time: Jun 05, 2012
Registration Date: Apr 30, 2012
Early Registration Date: Apr 01, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 15, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Sep 30, 2012
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Description

International Eco-theological (Ecothee) Symposium
“Renew it. Do It. Green the Scene!”
June 1-5, 2012
Bethany-Newton United Church, Metro-Vancouver Canada
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“Jesus led them out to the vicinity of Bethany...then they returned...continually blessing God”

CALL FOR PAPERS/PRESENTATIONS

Christians and other faiths are becoming increasingly aware of the connection between sustainable eco-systems and God’s promise for eternal life. Yet because of human resource consumption, earth’s eco-systems are no longer able to sustain themselves and the species dependent on them. If we trust in God’s promise, we must live sustainably.

This conference seeks to engage theology with key ecological concerns from a variety of religious traditions and spiritual perspectives. We are interested in multi-disciplinary exchanges and insights, with a focus on faith-based and scientific approaches to ecological problems and challenges. The emphasis is on a sustainable ecological future. The conference will be a blend of learning and discussion.

Participants, requested to specify their area, are invited to submit proposals on one of the following topics:

• CLIMATE CHANGE AND CLIMATE JUSTICE
• BIODIVERSITY AND LAND DEGRADATION
• WATER, OCEANS AND ENERGY
• SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES

In talking circles, participants will have 10 - 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion.

Please send a proposal of not more than one page or 250 words by February 15, 2012 to:

Linda Turner, Program Chair, “Renew it. Do it. Green the Scene!”
14853 – 60th Avenue, Surrey, BC V3S 1R8 l.e.turner@shaw.ca
or
Lucas Andrianos, Head of the Institute of Theology & Ecology at the OAC
Institute of Theology and Ecology at OAC, Chania, 73006, Crete laoac@otenet.gr

Email is preferred. Please include your name, your institutional affiliation, as well as updated contact information. If your proposal is selected, you will be contacted with further guidelines. For more details and to register, please visit http://ithe.webs.com

IMPORTANT DATES:
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 15, 2012
Author Notification: February 28, 2012
Symposium days: June 1 -5, 2012
Early registration deadline April 4, 2012 (e-mail to l.e.turner@shaw.ca)

Supporting Institutions:
• The Institute of Theology and Ecology of the Orthodox Academy of Crete (www.oac.gr)
• Canadian Forum on Religion and Ecology (http://www.cfore.ca/)
• United Church of Canada (http://www.united-church.ca/)
• Trinity Western University, Environmental Studies (http://www.twu.ca/academics/interdisciplinary/environment/)
• Be the Change Earth Alliance (http://bethechangeearthalliance.org/)
• “A Rocha Canada in BC (http://www.arocha.ca/contact-us/)

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Additional Information

The early registration fee for delegates is $240 Canadian and $100 Canadian for accompanying persons. The registration fee includes: Welcome reception, Conference participation kit, Excursions – visit of historical sites, admission to all symposium sessions, refreshments during conference, lunch and dinner and Gala Dinner.