This Year's Theme: Gender in Religion and Ecology

Date and Location

Friday, March 16, 2018 | 9:00am-5:00pm

Namaste Hall
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


Climate change disproportionately affects women, especially women in the Global South, women of color, and women in poor communities. In addition, recent research shows that environmental practices are considered emasculating to men. Together in this one-day conference, we explore the various ways that gender intersects with the field of religion and ecology.

The third annual Religion and Ecology Summit will showcase scholars, practitioners, environmentalists, and religious leaders to address the topic of gender at the intersection of religion and ecology. The goal of this conference will be to provide opportunities for networking, learning, building alliances, and sharing research. With recent natural disasters and the re-emergence of the women's movement, we hope this year's conference will become a resource for building solidarity and sharing strength and strategies of resistance with one another.

The modest conference fee includes a nourishing vegetarian lunch, coffee & tea & pastries in the morning, networking, all presentations, and wine & snacks at our reception.

This year's speakers features one of the founders of the ecofeminist movement Susan Griffin, Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale's founder Mary Evelyn Tucker, author of Women in the Wilderness and Longing for Darkness China Galland, and Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone woman Corinna Gould who created the Sogorea Te Land Trust. Other speakers include environmental justice leader Carl Anthony, founder of Women's Earth Alliance Melinda Kramer, Dr. Alka Arora, Dr. Sam Mickey, Kia Jones, Dr. Vijaya Nagarajan, Dr. Sarah Robinson-Bertoni, Dr. Beth Rose Manning, and Anuja Mendiratta.

We are grateful for the contributions of the Women's Spirituality; Anthropology and Social Change; Masters of Fine Arts; East-West Psychology; and Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness departments at CIIS for their generous offerings, making this year's Summit possible.

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