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Outreach Projects

All are welcome! Meet at 9:00 am on Sunday, April 26 at the La Sierra University Church parking lot to help with cleaning and yard beautification at several locations in Riverside/Corona. If available, bring yard tools and cleaning supplies, or consider donating supplies for others to use. We also need pots, plants, and potted plants for at least one location, the Circle-Hope Homeless Shelter in Corona. Sign up on Sabbath for the outreach projects and indicate whether you’re available to carpool, or simply show up at the church parking lot at 9:00 on Sunday morning.

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Conference Schedule

Young Women and the Word ’09

“Adventist Women and the Earth: A Response to Ecofeminism”

Friday, April 24, 2009

Evening Vespers at La Sierra University Church
Speaker – Jared Wright, “Where Does the Accent Go?”
7:45pm to 9:00 pm

Sabbath, April 25, 2009

Early Church (8:30am)
Speaker – Maritza Duran, “Resurrection and the Earth”

Sabbath School (9:30am)
Worship in Study—Somer Penington, “I Came for the Wildflowers, and All I Got Was a Snake”

Morning Worship Service (10:50am)
Speaker – Pastor Chris Oberg, “Going Green Is Going Home”

Afternoon Program (2:00pm)
Keynote Speaker – Rosemary Radford Ruether, “Ecofeminism in Comparative Perspective”

Panel Session (3:00pm)
Featuring Rosemary Radford Ruether, John B. Cobb, Jr., Warren Trenchard, and Sheryll Prinz-McMillan. Moderated by Professor Ginger Hanks Harwood.

Breakout Sessions I* (4:15pm)
Breakout Sessions II* (5:15pm)

Conservation
Wendy Walters

Workshop in Art and Ecology
Ann Isolde, Beatriz Mejia-Krumbein, and France White

Student Papers
Trisha Famisaran (moderator)
Ana Cristina Lee Escudero, “The Earth is My Mother”
Felisa Samarin-Meier, “Differentiating Feminine and Feminist”

Spirituality and Ecology: Fostering Awareness
Ginger Hanks-Harwood

Eco-Dome: Building a Bright Green Future
John Razzouk and Steven Salcido
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)

Prayer Labyrinth for Contemplation
Provided by Somer Penington
Room: Sierra Vista Chapel

7:30 pm
Film Screening: Earth (Rated: G)
Edwards Corona Crossings Stadium 18 (2650 Tuscany Street, Corona)
Tickets are available for purchase at the theater or online.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Outreach Projects — All are welcome! Meet at 9:00 am at the La Sierra University Church parking lot to help with cleaning and yard beautification at several locations in Riverside/Corona. If available, bring yard tools and cleaning supplies, or consider donating supplies for others to use. We also need pots, plants, and potted plants for at least one location, the Circle-Hope Homeless Shelter in Corona. Sign up on Sabbath for the outreach projects and indicate whether you’re available to carpool, or simply show up at the church parking lot at 9:00 on Sunday morning.

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Film Screening: Earth

Join us for a film screening!!

Earth

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Earth is an award-winning 2007 British natural history film from the BBC Natural History Unit. It was released in cinemas internationally in 2007 and is due to be released in the US on 22 April 2009. This film depicts the diversity of wild habitats and creatures across the planet and cautions the threats to their future survival.

Saturday, April 25, at 7:30 pm

Edwards Corona Crossings Stadium 18 (2650 Tuscany Street, Corona, CA)
Tickets are available for purchase at the theater or online.

See the conference schedule for additional information.

If you have questions, please call (951) 785-2470 or email wrc@lasierra.edu.

“Do Unto Others: A Conference on Animals and Religion”

Do Unto Others“: A Conference on Animals and Religion” is Southern California’s first interreligious conference focused on animals and religion. The purpose of the conference is to promote greater kindness and compassion toward animals by engaging with a variety of religious, ethical, and spiritual perspectives that extend compassion beyond the human species and empower faithful action.

The conference features two keynote speakers: Jay McDaniel, prominent eco-theologian and writer, will open the conference with “You Purr Therefore I am: The Role of Animals in Human Spirituality,” and Karen Dawn, author of the popular book Thanking the Monkey: Rethinking the Way We Treat Animals, will provide the closing address at the upbeat vegan banquet. The program also includes workshops and panels, an interreligious ceremony, exhibits and a bookstore.

Conference registration is $25.00 (students are free) and the closing banquet is $25.00 ($15.00 for students).

For more information and registration, please visit the following website: http://www.chapman.edu/chapel/animalconference/

Breakout Sessions

The “Adventist Women & the Earth” planning committee is excited that the conference is right around the corner. Here is a list of breakout sessions that you can attend on Saturday afternoon, April 25, at 4:15 pm and 5:15 pm. Take note that breakout sessions will be repeated so that conference attendees have a chance to attend two sessions.

  • “Conservation” by Wendy Walters
  • Workshop in Art and Ecology by Beatriz Mejia-Krumbein
  • Presentation of Student Papers moderated by Trisha Famisaran. Felisa Meier will present her paper, “God as Woman: Differentiating Feminine and Feminist,” and Ana Cristina Lee Escudero will present her paper, “The Earth is My Mother.”
  • “Spirituality/Awareness” by Ginger Hanks-Harwood
  • “Eco-Dome: Building a Bright Green Future” by John Razzouk and Steven Salcido (representing SIFE)
  • Prayer Labyrinth

Ivone Gebara Lectures

7th Annual Pat Reif Memorial Lectures

Ivone Gebara

Theologian and author of Longing for Running Water: Ecofeminism and Liberation, Out of the Depths: Women's Experience of Evil and Salvation, Levantate Y Anda: Algunos Aspectos Del Caminar De La Mujer En America Latina, and many other books in English and Spanish.

Gebara is a theologian and author of Longing for Running Water: Ecofeminism and Liberation, Out of the Depths: Women's Experience of Evil and Salvation, Levantate Y Anda: Algunos Aspectos Del Caminar De La Mujer En America Latina, and many other books in English and Spanish.

“Happiness and the Construction of Right Relationship- A Feminist Perspective”

March 30, 2009 @ 7pm

Donohue Conference Center

Mount St. Mary’s campus in Los Angeles, CA

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“Feminism & Religious Identities”

March 31, 2009 @ 7pm

Mudd Theater

Claremont School of Theology campus in Claremont, CA

Both Lectures are Free and Open to the Public

FMI, contact 909.607.9592 or e-mail Lisa.Maldonado@cgu.edu

Visit our website at: http://www.cgu.edu/pages/674.asp

AAR Call for Papers: Religion and Ecology Group

We would like to inform you of two calls for papers for the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR), taking place in Montréal, Quebec on November 7-10, 2009. These calls for papers come from the Religion and Ecology Group and the Animals and Religion Consultation.

The Religion and Ecology Group The Religion and Ecology Group invites proposals exploring sustainable human-Earth relations involving religion, culture, biodiversity, and environment. We encourage thematically coherent panels and individual papers. One session, co-sponsored with the Bioethics group, will focus on global justice through the lenses of Ecology and Bioethics. Other topics include: 1) ecological Hinduism, Yoga, and Jainism in North America (potentially co-sponsored with North American Hinduism); 2) religion, ecology, and globalization (colonialism, imperialism, population, pronatalism, political holism, food); 3) sustainability (problems, tensions, and uncertainties; green buildings, green burials); 4) religion, ecology, and science (including Darwin); 5) environmental values and practice (including scholarship and activism, reformation or radical change); 6) human dimensions (mourning, guilt, spiritual affinity, affectivity, satiation and sufficiency, ecological ruin and triage, ethnobiology , listening to Earth, communication with animals); and 7) religion, ecology, and popular culture (e.g., science fiction).

For more information, visit the Religion and Ecology Group’s AAR website.  DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MONDAY MARCH 2, 2009. If you have any questions, please contact one of the Religion and Ecology Group co-chairs, David L. Barnhill or Whitney Sanford, at barnhill@uwosh.edu or wsanford@ufl.edu.

PLEASE NOTE: This group is up for review this year, and there is a chance that we might be moved to Section status, with 5 regular panels rather than 2. So we strongly encourage you to submit proposals: individual papers, pre-formed panels, and pre-arranged paper sessions. The quantity as well as quality of proposals will help the cause. Spread the word.