Renewing Hope Conference, Yale 2008

Renewing Hope: Pathways of Religious Environmentalism

An interdisciplinary conference at Yale University
February 28-March 2, 2008
Organized by The Forum on Religion and Ecology


400 people joined us at Yale as eco-theologians and leading scholars of the world’s religions came together with grassroots religious environmentalists to explore the obstacles and opportunities ofreligiously-engaged environmentalism.

The conference featured panels and discussions that highlighted the intersection of theology and practice, scripture and action in new and creative ways and raised questions regarding the various roles of religion in shaping ecological awareness and encouraging environmental activism.

All events, with the exception of the Saturday evening banquet, were held at Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect St., New Haven CT


Click Here for a Full Conference Schedule in PDF Format

Click Here for Short Biographies of all Participants


Sponsored by:
Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology
Yale Divinity School
Yale University School the Environment
Yale University Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics
The Food, Farming, and Faith Project of the Humane Society of the United States


Web links for Renewing Hope conference

Renewing Hope Conference Blog:


Sites related to conference events:

Renewal Project website:

Full info on opening speaker, Sallie McFague, including CV:

Full info on dinner speaker Dean James Gustave Speth, including CV:

The Green Seminary Initiative:

When Heaven Meets Earth: Faith and Environment in the Chesapeake Bay

Header photo: Yale Divinity School Quad