ECOTHEE2013 Call for proposals (NEW DEADLINE for abstract submission: June 2013)
3rd International Conference On
Ecological Theology and Environmental Ethics (ECOTHEE-13)
“Theology needs to be involved in finding solutions to ecological problems”
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.
· CLIMATE CHANGE AND CLIMATE JUSTICE
· BIODIVERSITY AND LAND DEGRADATION
· WATER, OCEANS AND ENERGY
· INSIGHTS FROM COSMOLOGY, EVOLUTION, and LIFE / EARTH SCIENCES
· GLOBAL ECOLOGICAL RISK, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND CASE STUDIES
· SPIRITUAL VALUES, FORGIVENESS, ETHICS
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 August 30th 2013 (new deadline), please send a proposal of no more than one page or 250 words to:
Mr. Lucas Andrianos, ECOTHEE Program Chair
Institute of Theology and Ecology of the Orthodox Academy of Crete,
Kolympari, Chania, 73006, Crete,
Tel: +302824022500; Fax: +30 2824022060
E-mail: [email protected]
Mrs. Linda Vogt Turner
Bethany-Newton United Church/Inter-Ecothee 2012 Chair
5978 – 151 Street, Postal Code: V3S 5L5
Surrey, BC Country: CanadaPhone: 1-604-594-1794,
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: August 30, 2013 (New deadline)
Author Notification: June 15, 2013 (early acceptance); August 31, 2013 (last note)
Early registration deadline July 30, 2013 (e-mail to [email protected])
· The Institute of Theology and Ecology of the Orthodox Academy of Crete (www.oac.gr)
· The World Council of Churches (www.oikomene.org)
· Conference of European Churches (www.cec-kek.org)
· Planta Europa Foundation (www.plantaeuropa.org)
· The institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB) at the Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas (www.forth.gr)