July Religion and Ecology Events

Tara C. Trapani

Today in the blog, we feature a few of the events in the field coming up this month. A full list can always be found in our Events section.


Contemplative Environmentalism Speaker Series and Workshop
July 6-18

Hosted by American University, the Lama Foundation, and the Center for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education. 
All events online 
Lectures free; fee for workshop 

A Workshop and lecture series for teachers, activists, and concerned citizens of an endangered planet. 

July 6, 2021; 5:00 - 6:30 pm MT
Contemplative Environmentalism
Panel Discussion with Malini Raganathan & Lena Fletcher

July 13, 2021; 5:00 - 6:30 pm MT
Environmental Activism in a World of Wounds
Panel Discussion with Bill McKibben & Lyla June

July 16-18, 2021
Contemplative Environmentalism 
3-day Workshop with Paul Wapner & Lena Fletcher

For more information and to register, go here

Sacred Groves: Cultivating Spiritual Practice with Trees and Forests
July 7-28

Led by Jason Brown
Wednesday evenings in July, 6-8pm PST 
By donation 

From the organizer: 
In this workshop we will look at the history of trees and forest in the human imagination mostly through the lens of myth, spirituality, philosophy and literature. As a workshop however, the emphasis will be on creating spaces to explore our own relationships to trees and forests, and to develop a practice of literacy and familiarity with these sacred earth beings and holy places.

For more information and to register, contact jason.Minton.brown@gmail.com

Rethinking Theology in the Anthropocene” Conference
July 15–17, 2021

Organized by the University of Bonn, Department of Old Catholic Studies and the European Research Network

From the conference site:
The international conference „Rethinking Theology in the Anthropocene“ provides a learning space for theological reflection on the earth’s new epoch, the anthropocene, where human activity becomes a crucial geological factor, specifically affecting the climate and the ecosystem, and making the risk of an ecological collapse more and more threatening. The anthropocene does not constitute an ethical challenge alone. Rather, it calls for a radical revision of hegemonic notions of the human being and its relation to the more-than-human world. Human exceptionalism and anthropocentrism are undergoing severe scrutiny. What can theology contribute to this critical process?

Go here for more information and to register. Please note that registration must be received at least 7 days prior to the conference start.