American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

November 18-21, 2017

See the call for papers for the Religion and Ecology Unit.
See a list of Religion and Ecology related events at the upcoming AAR Annual Meeting.
The annual Forum on Religion and Ecology luncheon will be held on Friday November 17, before the AAR meetings begin. The luncheon will take place from 11:45 am to 1:45 pm in Room 200 at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St. If you plan to attend, you must RSVP for the luncheon to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Religion and Ecology Workshop
Theme: Integrating Ecology and Justice
Mary Evelyn Tucker, Yale University, Presiding
John A. Grim, Yale University, Presiding
Friday, Nov. 17 - 2:30 PM-5:30 PM
Hynes Convention Center-311 (Third Level)

The call to bring together concerns for environmental degradation and the attendant human suffering has been growing over many years. This came to even fuller expression with Pope Francis' encyclical, Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home (Our Sunday Visitor, 2015). There he called for an "integral ecology" bringing together people and the planet. This workshop will highlight some key issues of integral ecology such as water, air, soil, food, as well as the role of women and building sustainable communities. Environmental justice issues will be explored through the lens of both principles and practice. Contemporary North American movements, such as Standing Rock and Black Lives Matter, will be discussed along with analogous movements in Asia and Latin America.

The cost of the workshop is $30, which includes the entire afternoon of sessions and a coffee break. Registration is limited to the first 100 participants. To participate, select this workshop when registering for the Annual Meeting. If you have already registered for the Annual Meeting, you may contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to reserve a space in this workshop.

Willie J. Jennings, Yale University
Jace Weaver, University of Georgia
Heup Young Kim, Korea Forum for Life and Science
Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Graduate Theological Union
Erin Lothes Biviano, College of St.Elizabeth
Grove Harris, Temple of Understanding
Heather Eaton, Saint Paul University
Frederique Apffel Marglin, Smith College, emerita