March Religion & Ecology Events

Tara C. Trapani

Spring brings a multitude of events and activity related to the field of religion and ecology! We’ve highlighted a few of the many happenings here. Go to our event listings here for the full list.  

Sacred People, Sacred Earth
March 11, 2021
Coordinated global actions
Hosted by GreenFaith International

From the event site: 
On March 11, people of faith and conscience all around the world are kicking off organizing for the biggest-ever faith-climate day of action, all at the grassroots. The global climate emergency requires a global, multi-faith response. On March 11, people of diverse religions are coming together in a bold new way to work for climate justice.

Go here to register your action or to find an action in your area.

Indigenous Lifeways, Cosmologies & Ecology: Connecting to Past, Restor(y)ing Present & Future
March 15-19, 2021
Online conference, admission fee
5th Annual Religion & Ecology Summit
Hosted by the Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies

From the event site:
Indigenous approaches to biocultural stewardship and sacred sites offer insights to the inquiry of Religion and Ecology, which explores how spiritual beliefs and practices affect the natural world. Our 5-day online summit will focus on the restoration work of Indigenous communities in California territories, including the interconnected areas of food sovereignty, stewardship of ancestral lands, and protection of sacred sites. Other presentations will address environmental justice and the broader context of Religion & Ecology.

Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim will be presenting the Thomas Berry Award to Carl Anthony and Paloma Pavel at this event on March 19. For more information on Carl and Paloma, see last week's blog.

Go here for more information and to buy tickets.

Hindu Earth Ethics and the Interfaith Ecosystem of the United Nations: : A Waterside Chat with faith-based environmental activist, Gopal D. Patel
March 18, 2021, 8-9pm EST
Online talk, free but donations encouraged
Hosted by Waterspirit

From the event site:
Join Gopal for an informal, interactive conversation about faith-based environmental activism, Hinduism and his work at the United Nations. Gopal D. Patel has been a faith-based environmental activist, campaigner and consultant for over 10 years, working in India, East Africa, Europe and North America. A recognized global leader in the religious environmental movement, he works regularly with religious and spiritual communities in addressing our current environmental crises. Gopal has been honored for his work by Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace, spoken at the White House, and is regularly invited to speak at the UN.

Go here for more information and to register.

Paul Winter's Vernal Equinox Celebration
March 20, 2021, 12pm EST
Performance, free but donations gratefully accepted

From the event site:
On Saturday March 20th at 12pm EDT, join Paul Winter and Henrique Eisenmann for a live stream concert celebrating the Vernal Equinox and marking the transition from winter to spring. The vernal equinox marks an equilibrium between daylight and darkness, and from March 20th until the autumnal equinox, the amount of daylight surpasses the dark (in the Northern Hemisphere, at least). We hope this day, much like the winter solstice, offers renewal and energy as the sun continues its return to us, and the earth slowly rouses from her winter slumber.

Go here for more information or to register. The live stream will be accessible here.