Program at a Glance & Links to Video Recordings

10 AM - 11 AM

Welcome by Annette Williams (video)
Opening Addresses by Judith Plaskow (video) and Mara Lynn Keller (video)
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11 AM - 12 PM

Panels A and B
   Panel A: Ecofeminist Philosophy, Art, and Activism (video)
   Panel B: Women and Religion: Reclaiming the Sacred Feminine (video)
See information about moderators and panelists and abstracts 

12 PM - 1 PM

Break with Video Screenings and Resources 
See detailed progam below for the list of available videos and resources

1 PM - 2 PM

Panels C and D
   Panel C: Goddess Studies, Thealogy, and Egalitarian Matriarchal Studies (video)
   Panel D: Women’s Spiritual Pilgrimage (video)
See information about moderators and panelists and abstracts 

2 PM - 3:45 PM

In Memoriam Ritual Honoring Carol’s Life and Death (1946-2021) with Starhawk (video)
Circle of Remembrances: Personal reminiscences and reflections on Carol's life and work (video)

3:45 PM - 4 PM

Announcements (video) and Closing/Thank You’s (video)

Program in Detail 

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10 AM - 11 AM 

Music "Ancient Mother" by Robert Gass

Welcome by Annette Williams, Chair, Women’s Spirituality Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies

Opening Addresses

Judith Plaskow, “Speaking New Words: Carol as Storyteller, Critic, and Thealogian”

Mara Lynn Keller, “Remembering Her: The Thealogy of Carol P. Christ, Its Ethics and Politics”

11 AM - 12 PM 

Panel A: Ecofeminist Philosophy, Art, & Activism (See abstracts)

        Annette Williams, Moderator

Beth Bartlett, “For Love of This Life: Carol Christ’s Contribution to Ecofeminist Thought”

Marianne Hartnagel, "Thealogy and Ecology: Finding New Ways of Thinking and Being:  An Invitation”

Gina Messina, “She Who Lives: The Activism, Sisterhood, and Infinite Wisdom of Carol P. Christ”

Pamela Eakins, “Tribute to Carol Christ” (poem)

Panel B:  Women & Religion: Reclaiming the Sacred Feminine (See abstracts)

        Francesca Tronetti, Moderator

Elizabeth Ursic, “Carol Christ: A Trailblazer in the field of Women and Religion”

Kathleen McPhillips, “The Archbishop and the Feminist Thealogian: Challenging Patriarchal   Culture in Sydney Australia, 2005”

Barbara Jane Davy, "Hail to Carol Christ: A Memorial Toast to a New Ancestor in a Canadian Heathen Tradition"

Purushottama Bilimoria, “The Missing Goddess: Too Late for India; Too Early for the West”

12 PM - 1 PM

Break - Video Screenings and Resources Available: 

Farewell to Carol Christ at the Kamilari tholos tomb, Crete by Laura Shannon (article)

Carol P. Christ on Why Women Need the Goddess (video)

Carol P. Christ, Author Archives (articles)

Carol P. Christ, Goddess Pilgrimage to Crete: Reflections (video)

Goddess Pilgrimage to Crete (website)

Religion and the Feminist Movement Conference - Panel II: Carol P. Christ (video)

January 2013 WATERtalk with Carol P. Christ by WATER (audio)

Marija Gimbutas Vindicated! w/Carol Christ & Miriam Dexter 12/27 by Karen Tate (audio)

Behind the Screen Interview with Carol P. Christ (video)

A Conversation between Mara Keller Carol Christ re Rebirth of the Goddess (PDF) 

1 PM - 2 PM

Panel C: Goddess Studies, Thealogy, & Egalitarian Matriarchal Studies (See abstracts)

        Annette Williams, Moderator   

Joan Marler, “Honoring Carol P. Christ and her acknowledgement of Marija Gimbutas”

In Hui Lee, "A Journey toward the Goddess: Translating Rebirth of the Goddess by Carol P. Christ into Korean by Academy Halmi of South Korea"

Nané Jordan, “Love at the Center: Living Goddess Studies with Carol P. Christ”   

Lisa Christie, “Carol P. Christ’s Feminist Philosophy of Religion; Appreciation and Expansion for Spiritual Feminists Believing in Life-After-Death and the Practice of Divination”

Panel D:  Women’s Spiritual Pilgrimage (See abstracts)

        Francesca Tronetti, Moderator

Laura Shannon, “Pilgrim of the Goddess: Carol P. Christ and Her Life in Greece”

Irene Plunkett, “Carol Christ and Women’s Spiritual Quest: Shaping a New Lens for Reading Literature”

Susan Swan, “A Personal History of Carol Christ”

Elizabeth Kenneday, “Transformation Through Experience: Carol Christ’s Journey as Priestess and Seeker”

2 PM - 2:15 PM

In Memoriam Ritual Honoring Carol’s Life & Death with Starhawk 

Music:  We Are The Flow - Folk Melody Version (Reclaiming - Chants: Ritual Music)

2:15 PM - 3:45 PM 

Circle of Remembrances: A Community-based Biography of Carol Christ

Undergraduate Studies at Stanford University - Gail Kong
Graduate Studies at Yale University - Naomi Goldenberg
Women’s Caucus-Religious Studies, Founder and co-chair, American Academy of  Religion (See Opening Address by Judith Plaskow and Elizabeth Ursic’s panel talk)
Teaching at Columbia University - Ellen Umansky
Teaching at San Jose State University - Karen-Claire Voss
“Why Women Need the Goddess” Carol’s Keynote Address, The Great Goddess Re-emerging Conference, Santa Cruz - Charlene Spretnak, Joan Marler
Faculty, Aegean Women’s Studies Institute - Ellen Boneparth
Moving to Athens and the Greek Island of Lesbos - Robin Jones and friends in Molivos (Ellen Boneparth)
Ariadne Institute Goddess Pilgrimage tours to Crete - Jana Ruble, Trista Hendren
Marija Gimbutas: Language of the Goddess Conference, Bergen, Norway - Miriam Robbins Dexter
Feminism and Religion weekly blogs - Gina Messina  
Parliament of World Religions Address - Phyllis Curott
Writing about Egalitarian Matriarchal Culture in Crete - Heide Goettner-Abendroth (Joan Cichon)
Carol’s final month in Heraklion, Crete - Alexis Masters
Ariadne Institute Pilgrimage tours and Carol’s forthcoming publications - Laura Shannon

Circle was open to participants to share their memories. 

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Announcements - Mara Keller: 

Bequest to Women’s Spirituality Graduate Studies Program from Carol Christ

Forthcoming Book by Carol Christ: Serpentine Path (Goddess Ink)

Ariadne Institute Memorial Service on December 20, 2021 on Carol’s Birthday

Ariadne Institute & Goddess tours of Crete October 1-15, 2022 and September 16-30, 2023

FAR In Memoriam: A Collective Tribute to Carol Patrice Christ 1945-2021

Closing - Annette Williams: 

Music: Jennifer Berezan and Friends, “She Carries Me

4:00 PM 


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