Please join us at Harvard Divinity School's upcoming
Ecological Spiritualities Inaugural Conference
Online -- Free -- Open to Public -- April 27 - 30
Please join the inaugural Ecological Spiritualities conference at Harvard online April 27 - Apirl 30, 2022. This is being offered through a generous grant for free as part of the Program for the Evolution of Spirituality. (Signup link below. Limited seats available.)

Our Earth House Center team includes Dr. Paloma Pavel, Carl C. Anthony, as well as Brandon P. Holmes and Richard Page, who will be offering two presentations at the conference: 

Thursday April 28 from 10:30 to 12:30 pm Pacific (1:30 to 3:30 Eastern) we will offer a panel entitled: "The Universe Story: Climate Justice and the Next Generation." We are dedicating this panel to our friends and mentors Fr. Thomas Berry and Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker (Forum on Religion and Ecology.) We will include material from two recent Earth House Center publications, including The Earth the City and the Hidden Narrative of Race (New Village Press, 2018)

Friday April 29 from 9:30 to 10:30 am Pacific (12:30 to 1:30 pm Eastern) "Embodying Eco-Spirituality and Eco Justice Practice: Leadership Training for Environment and Climate Justice." This hands-on practical workshop includes a tribute to our mentor Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu, who died this past winter and inspired the successful Anti-apartheid divestment campaign that was launched at Harvard University in th 1980's, and also wrote the foreword to our 20th anniversary edition of Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty (New Village Press, 2017), co-authored by Anne Herbert and M. Paloma Pavel and illustrated by Mayumi Oda.

Program for Inaugural Conference on "Ecological Spiritualities" Now Available! 

This event is free and open to the public
Remote Attendance Available

As of today, 150 of you will be joining us in person, and nearly 700 more will participate in the conference remotely. Together, we will learn from more than one hundred presenters, on topics ranging from the renewal of indigenous spiritualities in Africa to the diversity of pagan ecologies to practices for honoring the personhood of plants. Our presenters are spiritual leaders, environmental activists, researchers in the natural sciences, professors, and students representing dozens of spiritual traditions from every corner of the globe. We hope you have already had a chance to browse our conference abstracts, and now we are pleased to share the conference program.
Our program will begin at 9:30 am EDT on Wednesday, April 27, and conclude at 12 noon EDT on Saturday, April 30. We currently have a waitlist for in-person attendance, but there are remote attendance spots still available. 
Our hope is that this conference will help all of us build an ongoing community of shared inquiry and dialogue. We hope that everyone will leave the conference with a few new friends and an eagerness to participate in future Evolution of Spirituality events.
Read Conference Abstracts & Bios:
Speakers will be joining us from across the globe. They include professors and students from a variety of theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary perspectives. We also welcomed proposals from spiritual leaders, environmental activists, farmers, and others whose work places them at the intersection of spirituality and ecology. Paper topics span from interspecies interdependence to textual analysis to Indigenous cosmologies to spiritual appropriation to race and environmentalism to issues in contemporary paganism. We hope that this broad range of methodological approaches, religious traditions, and geographical regions creates space for open discussions and a fruitful opportunity for deep learning among scholars, spiritual leaders, and others who care about the intersection of spirituality and ecology.

M. Paloma Pavel, PhD, MDiv
President, Earth House Center
Co-Founder, Breakthrough Communities
Regional Advisory Council, University of California at Davis, Center for Regional Change

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