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“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/

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LA Adventist Forum Lecture: “Planet in Stress” by Lee F. Greer

The next L.A. Adventist Forum will meet Sabbath, March 28, 3:30 PM in the Chapel of the Good Shepard, Glendale City SDA Church. The speaker is Lee F. Greer, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology at La Sierra University. Dr. Greer’s lecture is titled “Planet in Crisis: How Religious Faith can Cooperate with Science in the Ecological Crisis.” Glendale City SDA Church is located at 610 E. California, Glendale, California (corner of Isabel and California).

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.