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Sustainable Societies Conference II - Visions for a Viable Future: In a Time of COVID & Climate Calamity

Friday, March 19th 2021, 10:00am to 6:00pm
Online Event, 2400 Ridge Rd Berkeley, CA 94709

Visions for a Viable Future: In a Time of COVID and Climate Calamity

In the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic and climate calamity, when the linked injustices of economic, social, and environmental inequity are on the rise, what answers can our religious traditions provide? These are the questions we’ll be exploring at Sustainable Societies Conference II.

REGISTER HERE for our virtual conference, held concurrently with the AAR/Western Region conference. Please see the schedule below:
 

WELCOME ADDRESS
10:00 – 10:15 AM

Rita D. Sherma

SESSION I
Visions for a Viable Tomorrow
10:20 AM – 12:45 PM

Devin P. Zuber & Rita D. Sherma | Presiders
Matthew R. Hartman | Administrator

PLENARY SESSION A: Visions for a Viable Tomorrow: Imagining Planetary Vitality
Rita D. Sherma | Center for Dharma Studies, GTU
Whitney Bauman | Florida International University
Devin P. Zuber | Center for Swedenborgian Studies, GTU

PLENARY SESSION B: Visions for a Viable Tomorrow: The Arc of Justice
Valerie Miles-Tribble | Berkeley School of Theology, GTU
John Grim | Forum on Religion and Ecology, Yale University
Cynthia Moe-Lobeda | Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, GTU

SESSION II
Healing from a Pandemic: Ecopsychology & Ecospirituality
1:30 – 3:00 PM

Devin P. Zuber | Presider
Matthew R. Hartman | Administrator

Peter Kahn | University of Washington
Bron Taylor | University of Florida
Debashish Banerji | California Institute of Integral Studies
Cogen Bohanec | Center for Dharma Studies, GTU
Craig Chalquist | California Institute of Integral Studies

SESSION III
The Ethics & Justice of Ecological Consciousness: Local & Global Perspectives
3:30 – 6:00 PM

Rita D. Sherma | Presider
Matthew R. Hartman | Administrator

Elizabeth Allison | California Institute for Integral Studies
Christopher Key Chapple | Loyola Marymount University
Stephanie Kaza | University of Vermont
Munir Jiwa | Center for Islamic Studies, GTU
Emily Silverman | Independent Scholar
Cecilia Titizano | University of San Francisco

This event is online only