ECOLOGICAL THEOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS

International Ecological and Multidisciplinary Conferences (By ECOTHEE/Dr. Louk A. Andrianos Andriantiatsaholiniaina) "Religion and Science can provide solutions for sustainability issues"

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5th International conference on

Ecological Theology and Environmental Ethics (ECOTHEE-17):

"Theology of the Oikos and indigenous spirituality"

October 23-27, 2017

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.

  • THEOLOGY OF OIKOS AND ECO-JUSTICE,
  • 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
  • INDIGENOUS SPIRITUALITY

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 JUNE 30th 2017 (new deadline), please send a proposal of no more than one page or 250 words to


Dr. Louk Andrianos, Chair of ECOTHEE-2017
World Council of Churches

Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas

E-mail: [email protected]
or to

Dr. Jan Willem Sneep, Co-Chair ECOTHEE-2017

Planta Europa Foundation, The Netherlands

E-mail: [email protected]

Please include your name, institutional affiliation and contact information.


IMPORTANT DATES:

Abstract Submission Deadline: April 30th, 2017, (new deadline: June 30th, 2017)

Author Notification: May 15th, 2017 (2nd wave of notification: July 15, 2017)

Conference days: October 23rd-27th, 2017

Early registration deadline May 30th, 2017

Registration: [email protected]; [email protected]

Websites: http://ecothee2017.webs.com; http://ithe.webs.com; www.oikoumene.org


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

  • LOUK ANDRIANOS, World Council of Churches - Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece,
  • JAN-WILLEM SNEEP, Planta Europa Foundation, The Netherlands
  • ATHENA PERALTA, World Council of Churches, Switzerland
  • HENRIK GRAPE, The department of Church and Society, Church of Sweden,
  • VAN DUIN MARIJKE, Ecumenical Council of Churches in the Netherlands
  • PETER PAVLOVIC, European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN), Belgium
  • EBERHARD WEBER, University of The South Pacific, Fiji Islands
  • JIM CHOU, Rogent College, Canada
  • GRACE LUBAALE, Kyambogo University, Uganda
  • LESYA SABADA, University of Saskatchewan, Canada,
  • H. DIAMONDRA RAZAIVAOVOLOLONIAINA, Ainga Madagascar Association, Madagascar
  • ALAN WEBER, Virginia Commonwealth University, Qatar
  • ANTONIS KALOGERAKIS, Orthodox Academy of Crete, Greece

KEYWORDS: Ecological theology, eco-justice, sustainability, World Council of Churches, Environmental ethics.

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3rd SAPREJ 2016 CONFERENCE CALL (new)

UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES 


SAPREJ-2016 IN UGANDA

3rd International conference on
SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVES FOR POVERTY REDUCTION
AND ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE (SAPREJ-2016 UGANDA)


Conference dates: April 3-7, 2016
Location: Kyambogo university in Kampala the capital city of in Uganda.
Venue: SKY HOTEL (www.skyhoteluganda.com)
"Science and Religion can provide solutions to poverty and eco-justice?

CALL FOR PAPERS

This conference seeks to engage multidisciplinary and ecumenical dialogues on key social, economic and ecological concerns from a variety of perspectives.  Among others, the goal of the conference is to build a permanent partnership and long life learning process to promote social and ecological justice.

We are interested in multi-disciplinary exchanges and insights, with a focus on religious-based and scientific approaches to sustainability problems and injustice. The conference will be a blend of learning and discussion, while attending to the magnificent biodiversity (famous gorilla, lions, elephants and rare plants) and cultural context of this region of Uganda.

Participants are invited to submit proposals for consideration on the following topics: 

  1. ECONOMICAL ETHICS AND ECO-THEOLOGY
  2. FINANCIAL CRISIS, GLOBAL MARKET AND POVERTY
  3. ECOLOGICAL CRISIS, CLIMATE CHANGE AND ECO- JUSTICE
  4. SUSTAINABLE POLICY, RELIGION AND ETHICS
  5. PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION AND CONSUMPTION PATTERNS
  6. FOOD SCIENCE AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION
  7. ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE AND ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS
  8. PERMACULTURE, SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES AND CASE STUDIES

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 February 27th 2015, please send a proposal of no more than
one page or 250 words to

Dr. Lucas Andrianos, Chair of SAPREJ-2016
Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas 

E-mail: luc_andrian@yahoo.gr

or to

Rev. Dr. Grace Lubaale, Co-Chair SAPREJ-2016

Kyambogo University, Uganda

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: February 27th, 2015

Author Notification: February 27th, 2016

Conference days: April 3rd-7th, 2016

Early registration deadline March 5th, 2016

Registration: [email protected]

Website: http://ithe.webs.com

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

  • ANDRIANOS Lucas, Foundation for research and Technology Hellas, Greece,
  • CHOU Jim, Rogent College, Canada
  • LUBAALE Grace, Kyambogo University, Uganda
  • KERBER Guillermo, World Council of Churches, Switzerland
  • SABADA Lesya, University of Saskatchewan, Canada,
  • SNEEP Jan-Willem, Planta Europa Foundation, The Netherlands TURNER Linda, Bethany-Newton United Church, Vancouver, Canada
  • RAZAIVAOVOLOLONIAINA H. Diamondra, Ainga Madagascar Association, Madagascar
  • WEBER Eberhard, University of The South Pacific, Fiji Islands
  • WOODCOCK Diana, Virginia Commonwealth University, Qatar 

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4th International Conference On

Ecological Theology and Environmental Ethics

(ECOTHEE-15)

June 1-5, 2015, Orthodox Academy of Crete (OAC), Chania, Greece


"Theology needs to be involved in finding solutions to ecological problems"

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: ?My God (in Greek: THEE mou), thou hiddest thy face and everything is dismayed? (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
  • SPIRITUAL VALUES, FORGIVENESS, ETHICS
  • ECO-THEOLOGY AND ECO-JUSTICE
  • LIMITS TO GROWTH AND GREED LINE
  • GLOBAL ECOLOGICAL RISK, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND CASE STUDIES

The Presentations can be up to 20 minutes in length, followed by discussion.  Please consider participatory and creative styles, panel proposals, or poster sessions. 

Important dates: 

  • Early ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 31st, 2014,
  • Early AUTHOR NOTIFICATION: January 15th, 2015,
  • Late ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 15th, 2015,
  • Late AUTHOR NOTIFICATION: March 15th 2015
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 30th 2015 (EMAIL TO: [email protected])
  • CONFERENCE DATES: June 1-5, 2015
Please send a proposal (see guidelines) of no more than one page or  250 words to:

 

Lucas Andrianos, ECOTHEE Program Chair

Institute of Theology and Ecology

 Orthodox Academy of Crete,

Kolympari, Chania, 73006, Crete,

E-mail: [email protected] or [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.

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)
  • The Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (www.forth.gr)

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?    Planta Europa Foundation (www.plantaeuropa.org)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

 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: ?My God (in Greek: THEE mou), thou hiddest thy face and everything is dismayed? (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 May 30th 2011, please send a proposal of no more than one page or  250 words to:

 

Lucas Andrianos, ECOTHEE Program Chair

Institute of Theology and Ecology

 Orthodox Academy of Crete,

Kolympari, Chania, 73006, Crete,

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:             May 30, 2013

Author Notification:                June 15, 2013

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)

7TH Planta Europa international conference CALL

PLEASE SEE THE CONFERENCE CALL AT  http://7peconference.wix.com/plantaeuropa#!call-for-papers/c6zq

IMPORTANT DATES:

Abstract Submission Deadline: December 30th, 2013
Author Notification: January 15, 2014
Final Manuscript Due: April 2, 2014



GRANT INFORMATION: 
Application deadline: January 31st, 2014

Result announcements: February 15, 2014

 

FURTHER INFORMATION: 
Please check Planta Europa website: www.plantaeuropa.net


CONTACT PERSONS:

 

  • Dr. Lucas Andrianos

Tel. +30-2824022500; Fax: +30-2824022060
E-mail: [email protected]

 

  • Dr. Jan Willem Sneep

Tel.: (+31 70) 3785255

E-mail: [email protected]

PLANTA EUROPA FOUNDATION AND THE ORTHODOX ACADEMY OF CRETE INVITE PAPERS ON THE FOLLOWING  THEMES:

 1. TAXONOMY AND WILD PLANT BIOLOGY

2.            ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND BIODIVERSITY

3.            ECO-THEOLOGY AND PLANT ETHICS

4.            CLIMATE CHANGE AND PLANTS PRESERVATION

5.            IN-SITU AND EX-SITU CONSERVATION

6.            EDUCATION AND CAPACITY BUILDING

7.            PROTECTED AND RESERVED AREAS, IPAS

8.            HERBARIUM, MUSEUMS AND BOTANIC GARDENS

9.            SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

10.          INVASIVE SPECIES

11.          MODELS AND ISSUES OF SUSTAINABLE USE OF PLANTS:  EDIBLE, COMMERCIAL, MEDICINAL, AROMATIC, PHARMACEUTICAL AND TOURISM.

12.          POLITICS AND EU CONSERVATION STRATEGY

13.          SOCIAL MEDIA AND INFORMATION

14.          AWARENESS, BEST PRACTICES, AND AD HOCS

CONFRERENCE GOALS: Deforestation, habitat alteration, unsustainable harvests, overgrazing, the climate change, the introduction of non-native plants, political indifference and public unawareness are just some of the leading causes of declining wild plant diversity and populations worldwide.  It is widely accepted that the Earth is entering a severe ecological crisis and the life support system on our planet is in danger. This 7th Planta Europa conference aims at bringing together environmental stake holders, scientists, theologians, scholars, politicians, sociologists, farmers, specialists and amateurs to exchange information and insights to promote actions for supporting plant conservation activities and for  building knowledge about plant conservation and their sustainable use. Planta Europa conferences focus on the need for a human response to plant diversity loss and unsustainable utilization of biodiversity in general.  It affirms human responsibility for the well being of the Earth and the vast communities of Life. The goal of the conference is to create a multi-disciplinary and international forum for information and knowledge exchange among all friends of plants who are conscious of their responsibility toward a more sustainable future for wild plant diversity and population.

3RD ECOTHEE-13 CONFERENCE CALL

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

 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: “My God (in Greek: THEE mou), thou hiddest thy face and everything is dismayed” (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 May 30th 2011, please send a proposal of no more than one page or  250 words to:

 

Lucas Andrianos, ECOTHEE Program Chair

Institute of Theology and Ecology

 Orthodox Academy of Crete,

Kolympari, Chania, 73006, Crete,

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:             May 30, 2013

Author Notification:                June 15, 2013

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.