By Kim Carfore August 24, 2016
On October 14-16, 2016 the most prominent figures in the field of Religion and Ecology will gather to present and dialogue on some of the most pressing issues of our times. The conference Religion, Ecology, and our Planetary Future will be held at the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School. This conference commemorates 20 years of the founding of the field of Religion and Ecology.
Dr. Elizabeth Allison, chair of the Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion program at CIIS, will be speaking on Indigenous Traditions in Asia and Oceana. Her research emphasizes the importance of policy in protecting the most vulnerable populations that are affected by climate change.
Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Norman Wirzba, Gus Speth, and Catherine Keller, among many others, will be participating. Topics include elemental perspectives on sustainability, climate change and social justice, and environmental perspectives coming from the world's religious traditions. In adddition, there will be a panel for emerging voices in the field.