Convened to explore the ways in which ecological degradation represents a crisis of consciousness, the Religion and Ecology Summit, an annual, one-day transdisciplinary conference assembles cutting-edge scholars, thinkers, and activists to share innovative work at the intersection of religion and ecology.
Conference presentations investigate the transformational possibilities awakened when ecological concerns inform religious thought and practice. Scholars and practitioners consider the integration of spiritual perspectives into environmental protection and activism. The Religion and Ecology Summit series attracts a cross-sector blend of activists and scholars from the ecological and environmental justice movements, as well as faith and spiritual leaders-all of whom seek to share strategies for moving through the global ecological crisis with consciousness and heart.
The burgeoning field Religion & Ecology marshals the power of religions and spiritual traditions to address the global ecological crisis through a purpose-driven lens of love, compassion, justice, and community. This movement is providing a new generation of activists, scholars, and leaders with the skills and insight needed to transform practices, worldviews, and consciousness in service of a more just, sustainable, healthy, and flourishing future. The Religion and Ecology Summit series is an effort to strengthen the field of Religion & Ecology by establishing a supportive, intergenerational, and cross-cultural network of grassroots activists, scholars and leaders from the scientific, spiritual, and faith-based sectors who are developing the knowledge and wisdom to respond to environmental devastation from life-affirming and healing perspectives.