Event: Religion and Ecology Events in NYC | CT Environmental Headlines

Apr 28th, 2009 | By | Category: Environmental Justice, Fuel Cell

Religion and Ecology Events in NYC | CT Environmental Headlines: The Forum on Religion and Ecology has two events upcoming:

1. Common Ground: Science and Religion in Dialogue for a Sustainable Future, Columbia University, Low Rotunda, 535 West 116th Street, New York City, NY, USA, May 3-4, 2009.

On May 3-4, 2009, The Center for the Study of Science and Religion at the Earth Institute of Columbia University, in collaboration with The Fetzer Institute of Kalamazoo, Michigan, is holding a public dialogue between science and religion on sustainability. The program, “Common Ground — One Earth,” will be held at Columbia University, Low Rotunda. This program will bring together scholars, leaders, and activists from diverse fields and perspectives to describe and plot a path toward a sustainable and equitable future. Keynote addresses will be given by James Hansen, Mary Evelyn Tucker, and Peter Mann.

For more information, contact Cynthia Peabody (cmr93@columbia.edu) or visit: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cssr/symposiumIV.html

2. Evensong and Ecology: Our Greater Earth Community Renewal Film Event, featuring Bill McKibben and Mary Evelyn Tucker, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), New York City, NY, USA, May 17, 2009.

On Sunday, May 17, 2009 from 4-8pm at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, there will be an event called Evensong and Ecology: Our Greater Earth Community. This event, the first in a series of Sunday afternoon programs on faith and the environment, will include a screening of the documentary film Renewal: Stories from America’s Religious-Environmental Movement, along with guest presentations by Bill McKibben and Mary Evelyn Tucker.

The tentative schedule is as follows:

4:00pm
Evensong
Officiated by The Right Reverend Mark S. Sisk, Bishop of New York
Homily offered by Mary Evelyn Tucker, cofounder of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale University

5:15pm
Renewal: Stories from America’s Religious-Environmental Movement
Introduction by Bill McKibben, environmentalist and founder of 350.org

7:00pm
Call to Action: a conversation with
Mary Evelyn Tucker
Bill McKibben
Marty Ostrow, Filmmaker
Terry Kay Rockefeller, Filmmaker
Joel Russell, Garrison Institute
… and others

Closing
Reverend Frederick Emerson Small, folksinger and songwriter

The Cathedral, built as a house of prayer for all people, welcomes people of all traditions to come together to explore our connections with each other and our care for the earth as a vital part of our cultural, spiritual and social lives. For more information please visit www.stjohndivine.org. The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), New York City.

Renewal is the first full-length documentary to tell the stories of America’s growing diverse religious-environmental movement. www.renewalproject.net

350.org is an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis–the solutions that justice demand. www.350.org

The Forum on Religion and Ecology, Yale University, highlights the important roles that religions play in constructing moral frameworks for interacting with other people and the environment. www.yale.edu/religionandecology

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