ECOTHEE-2019: 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ECOLOGICAL THEOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS

deadline for submissions: 
July 30, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Orthodox Academy of Crete / World Council of Churches

ECOTHEE-2019: 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ECOLOGICAL THEOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS
September, 23-26, 2019, Orthodox Academy of Crete (OAC), Chania, Crete, Greece
https://ecothee2019.webs.com/call-for-papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

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.

 By JULY 30th 2019, please send a abstract proposal of no more than one page or 250 words and your registration form to:

Contact: Dr. Louk Andrianos, Chair of ECOTHEE-2019

World Council of Churches
Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas
E-mail: louk.Andrianos@wcc-coe.org
 
Abstract Submission Deadline: July 30th, 2019
Author Notification: August 15th, 2019
Conference days: September 23rd-26th, 2019
Early registration deadline: May 30th, 2019
Registration: louk.Andrianos@wcc-coe.org; luc_andrian@yahoo.gr
Websites: http://ecothee2019.webs.com; http://ithe.webs.com; www.oac.gr

Posted by: Dr. Alan S. Weber, Conference Committee Member
Premedical Department
Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar
Doha, State of Qatar
alw2010@qatar-med.cornell.edu

Bio: Dr. Alan S. Weber, PhD teaches literature, education, philosophy, and medical ethics at Weill Cornell Medicine–Qatar, a satellite campus of Cornell University in the Middle East. He has published widely on environmental and food ethics in Islam, and sustainability theory and practice.