Forthcoming events and news related to the Faith, Spirituality and Social Change Conference. Older postings that are still of interest are below.
The International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature & Culture will hold their third international meeting in the Netherlands, in July 2009. The theme is 'Religion, Nature and Progress'.
The Fat Jesus – University Professor sparks theological debate on women and body image
4 February 2008:
Christian 'Climate Challenge Festival'
23rd January 2008:
Kirk appoints Climate Change Project Officer
Scientists and evangelical leaders form new climate alliance
January 17th 2007 saw the launch of a ground breaking alliance of US Evangelical and scientific leaders in a joint effort to protect the environment. There are only 28 in the group so far, but they include leaders in their field such as biologist E.O. Wilson, and prominent evangelists Rev. Rich Cizik and Rev. Joel Hunter. The alliance has sent an "urgent call to action" to President Bush and other politicians and will prepare a pastor's toolkit, all while putting fundamental disagreements aside. "Whether God created the Earth in a millisecond or whether it evolved over billions of years, the issue we agree on is that it needs to be cared for today," said Cizik. "We will not allow the creation to be ... destroyed by human folly."
God & the Environment. This special series in Grist environmental magazine includes:
The Archbishop of Canterbury on Climate Change
Transcript of BBC interview on 28th March 2006: http://www.cofe.anglican.org/info/socialpublic/abcclimatetoday.html
The International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture
Promotes critical inquiry into the relationships among human beings and their diverse cultures, environments, and religious beliefs and practices.
Taxes, Revelations and the Politics of Jesus:
Forest activist Julia Butterfly Hill declared her intent to redirect her tax dollars to environmental and social causes. It was the largest individual act of war-tax refusal in U.S. history
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