Young Women & the Word ‘09
“Adventist Women & the Earth…a Response to Ecofeminism”
La Sierra University Church, Riverside, California
April 24-26, 2009
Hosted by the Women’s Resource Center and co-sponsored by La Sierra University and the School of Religion at La Sierra University.
This conference aims to address our responsibility to the environment and to explore connections with gender justice. We hope to lead out and show how young Adventist women care about the abuse of the earth and women; and challenge others not only to recognize this problem but to actively create and practice solutions that respect the dignity and value of God’s creations. The main topic will be addressed utilizing discussions on leadership, practical solutions, dialogue on the parallels between our ethic toward the environment and women, and so forth.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rosemary Radford Ruether
Also featuring: Dr. John B. Cobb, Jr., Chris Oberg, Jared Wright, Maritza Duran, Dr. Warren Trenchard, Dr. Ginger Hanks-Harwood, Somer Penington, Wendy Walters, and Sheryll Prinz-McMillan.
Conference organizers will incorporate the following elements to address the main topic:
1. Bring together pastors, professors, professionals, theologians, philosophers, and persons engaged in social justice and ethics.
2. Feature transdisciplinary panel discussions.
3. Provide an opportunity for community outreach and grassroots action.
For more information please call (951) 785-2470, or visit www.adventistwomenscenter.org.
This conference is free and open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted.