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Religious Education in the Era of Climate Change

On Wednesday, November 4th, 2015, Religious Education in the Era of Climate Change: A Summit of Conscience took place in Jerusalem. 

This one-day event was aimed at promoting ideas and action plans for faith-based environmental education in seminaries and theological schools in the Holy Land. This included discussions of the regional impact of climate change and subsequent urgency of this work; best practices from field experts; and a forum of creative dialogue among participants. The event was co-organized by the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

This event was aimed at promoting ideas and action plans for faith-based environmental education in seminaries and theological schools in the Holy Land. This included discussions of the regional impact of climate change and subsequent urgency of this work; ICSD_4.11.2015_6 edited best practices from field experts; and a forum of creative dialogue among participants. Over twenty people participated in a workshop to improve faith and ecology education at seminaries and religious institutions. The event was co-organized by the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD) and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) and was held on November 4th, 2015 at the KAS office in Jerusalem.

To read a summary of the event, click here.

Schedule:

ICSD_4.11.2015_10 edited 8:45 – Arrival

9:00am – 9:15am – Greetings

  • Rabbi Yonatan Neril (The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development)
  • Michael Borchard (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung)
  • Rabbi Tamir Nir (Jerusalem Municipality and Schechter School)

9:15am – 9:45am – Climate Change Globally and in the Holy Land, Dr. Pinhas Alpert (Tel Aviv University)

9:45am – 10:00am Break (with refreshments)

10:00am – 10:30am – Successes in Faith and Ecology Advocacy 

  • Mary Evelyn Tucker (Yale University via video presentation)
  • Call-in by Father Joshtrom Kureethadam (Salesians of Don Bosco in Rome via call-in)
  • IMG_20151104_090601625Rabbi Yonatan Neril

10:30 – 10:45am – Break (with refreshments)

10:45am – 11:45am Road Mapping and Round Table Discussion

11:45am – 12:15pm Closing Remarks

  • Videos
  • Next steps
  • Acknowledgements

 

 

 

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*Photos by Gundula Tegtmeyer