The Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion (ESR) graduate program at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) hosted the second annual Religion and Ecology Summit, a one-day conference which invited leaders of environmental organizations into dialogue with practitioners, faculty, and students of Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Theology. This free one-day conference featured dialogue between leaders of environmental organizations and practictioners, faculty, and students of Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Theology. Together, these scholar-practitioners explored the transformational possibilities of incorporating ecological concerns into religious education and the integration of spiritual perspectives into environmental protection and activism. The conference became a catalyst for scholarly growth for those involved in the field of Religion and Ecology, and professional development for those students and professionals in the Bay Area.
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Events of the day included opening and closing keynotes by mathematical cosmologist (and ESR faculty member) Brian Thomas Swimme, and Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale co-founder Mary Evelyn Tucker, as well as sessions devoted to: 1) Equity, Justice, and Climate Change and 2) Listening to the Land: Nonhuman Voices in the Ecozoic Era.