Abrahamic Traditions & Environmental Change Workshop
Rhodes, GreeceJune 23-26 2019
Human-induced environmental change has been a consistent process for several millennia. Humans have adapted the elements of the environment to their concomitant, progressive increase in technological power for expansion of their needs and wants. This workshop will take place with the assumption that ethical, moral and spiritual dimensions of Abrahamic religions help shape cultural and value systems that impact the environment and the subsequent observed change. Furthermore, these religions—viewed by some as part of the causation of human induced environmental change—have the potential to move society towards ecocentric ethics. Abrahamic traditions on nature-society can contribute in many ways towards material struggles for environmental sustainability and support workable solutions.This workshop is co-organized by the University of Connecticut Abrahamic Programs, Al Akhawayn University and the Forum for Religion and Ecology at Yale.
More information: https://abrahamicprograms.uconn.edu/events/abrahamic_traditions_and_environmental_change/#