Home » Religions of the World and Ecology: Archive Of Conference Materials » Here

Culminating Conference


Center for the Study of World Religions (CSWR) Culminating Conference:

 

Religion, Ethics, and the Environment: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue

 

September 17-20, 1998

 

 

 

Thursday, September 17

 

Welcome

 

Lawrence Sullivan, Director, CSWR

 

John Berthrong, Boston University

 

The Emerging Alliance of Religion and Ecology

 

Speakers - John Grim and Mary Evelyn Tucker, Bucknell University

 

Cosmology, Worldviews, and Ecology

 

Moderator - Mary Evelyn Tucker, Bucknell University

 

Panel - E. O. Wilson, Harvard University

 

Niles Eldredge, American Museum of Natural History

 

Gordon Kaufman, Harvard University

 

Thomas Berry, Fordham University, Emeritus

 

Environmental Ethics and World Religions

 

Speakers - J. Baird Callicott, University of North Texas

 

Steven Rockefeller, Middlebury College

 

Dinner speakers - Tu Weiming, Harvard University

 

Michael McElroy, Harvard University

 

 

 

Friday, September 18

 

Religious Perspectives on the Environment: Panel Discussion

 

Moderator - Lawrence Sullivan, Harvard University

 

Hinduism - Lance Nelson, University of San Diego

 

Buddhism - Donald Swearer, Swathmore College

 

Confucianism - Tu Weiming, Harvard University

 

Taoism - James Miller, Boston University

 

Shinto - Rosemarie Bernard, Harvard University

 

Indigenous Traditions - Victor Montejo, University of Calilfornia, Davis

 

Judaism - Steve Shaw, Jewish Theological Seminary

 

Christianity - Sallie McFague, Vanderbilt University

 

Islam - Nomanul Haq, Rutgers University

 

 

Changing Attitudes Toward the Environment

 

Eric Chivian, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard Medical School

 

Interdisciplinary Panel on the Role of Religion in Enhancing Environmental Education

 

Moderator - Anthony Cortese, Second Nature

 

Christopher Key Chapple, Loyola Marymount University

 

Rick Clugston, Center for Respect of Life and Environment

 

Claire Gaudiani, Connecticut College

 

Donald Oliver, Harvard University

 

Larry Shinn, Berea College

 

Mitchell Thomashow, Antioch New England

 

General Discussion with Audience

 

Moderator - Don Melnick, Columbia University

 

Summary Comments

 

Robert Pollack, Columbia University

 

 

 

Saturday, September 19

 

Interdisciplinary Panel on Biodiversity, Biophilia, and Religious Values

 

Moderator - Douglas Candland, Bucknell University

 

E. O.Wilson, Harvard University

 

Otto Solbrig, Harvard University

 

Niles Eldredge, American Museum of Natural History

 

Ursula Goodenough, Washington University

 

John Grim, Bucknell University

 

Ann Gold, Syracuse University

 

General Discussion with Audience

 

Moderator - Mary Pearl, Wildlife Preservation Trust and Columbia University

 

Interdisciplinary Panel on Sustainable Development and Environmental Ethics

 

Moderator - William Moomaw, Tufts University

 

Donald Brown, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

 

Dennis Pirages, University of Maryland

 

John Gillroy, Bucknell University

 

Mary Barber, Ecological Society of America

 

Neva Goodwin, Tufts University

 

Nargis Virani, Harvard University

 

Frederique Apffel-Marglin, Smith College

 

Interdisciplinary Panel on Consumption, Restraint, and Religion

 

Moderator - Robert Massie, CERES

 

Juliet Schor, Harvard University

 

Stephen Marglin, Harvard University

 

Stephen Stamos, Bucknell University

 

Timothy Weiskel, Harvard University

 

Kenneth Kraft, Lehigh University

 

Frederick Denny, University of Colorado, Boulder

 

Film on the Narmada Dam

 

"Narmada: A Valley Rises" by Ali Kazimi

 

 

 

Sunday, September 20

 

Case Study of the Narmada Dam in India

 

Introduced and Moderated by: William Fisher, Harvard University

 

Interdisciplinary Conversation from the perspectives of religion, science, economics, public policy, public health, education

 

Overview and Moderator - William Fisher, Harvard University

 

Presentations - Anil Patel, Action Research in Community Health (ARCH)

 

Maninder Gill, World Bank

 

Vasundha Dhagamwar, Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School

 

David Haberman, Indiana University