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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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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

New Bibliography: Adventist Writings on Ecology

A few significant updates have been made on the Adventist Women and the Earth website. A new page is being developed for Adventist Writings on Ecology. New entries are input everyday, but we need your help to locate recent articles since the latest entries we have on file date back to 2003. We’re also interested in linking to online articles and blog posts about ecology, creation, stewardship, university and college projects about “going green,” and other related topics. Please send information to adventistwomenearth@gmail.com.

Recently confirmed speakers and participants are now listed within the Conference section of the website. Click HERE for their biographical information and HERE to see an updated schedule.

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

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: Rosemary Radford Ruether

Also featuring: John B. Cobb, Jr., Chris Oberg, Jared Wright, Maritza Duran, 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.