ECOTHEE2013 Call for proposals 
(NEW DEADLINE for abstract submission: June 2013)

3rd International Conference On 

Ecological Theology and Environmental Ethics (ECOTHEE-13)

September 17-20, 2013
Orthodox Academy of Crete (OAC), Chania, Greece

“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]

or to:

Mrs. Linda Vogt Turner

Bethany-Newton United Church/Inter-Ecothee 2012 Chair

5978 – 151 Street, Postal Code: V3S 5L5

Surrey, BC Country: Canada

Phone: 1-604-594-1794, 
E-mail: [email protected] 

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:             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])

Supporting Institutions:

·    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)

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