Call for Papers: Ecological and Environmental Ethics
Oklahoma Society for Science and Faith Conference
Southern Nazarene University, Oklahoma City, April 23 – 25, 2009.
Science has determined that modern human civilization is detrimentally affecting local environments and the global climate. Scientists seek solutions to solve the pressing problems. In addition, society must make ethical decisions in discerning a proper course of action in caring for the environment and maintaining sustainable ecosystems for future generations. Numerous issues may inform ecological and environmental ethical decision-making within religious communities, including those with a Judeo-Christian perspective. Ethical decisions may incorporate: global stewardship; practical paradigms in making ethical decisions; community models and organizational paradigms that reflect environmentally ethical decisions; lessons from earth’s ancient past; future prospects and/or eschatological outlooks; the role of humans in the biosphere; and social and ecological justice. These dimensions are not exhaustive and additional perspectives are solicited to inform ecological and environmental ethical decision-making.
Please direct questions to Mark Winslow at email@example.com. Send abstracts of 250-500 words to firstname.lastname@example.org (Mark Winslow) by January 5, 2009. Abstracts received will be evaluated in a double-blind peer review process. Presenters whose papers are selected will be eligible for a nominal travel stipend to be announced before February 1, 2009. The conference will be held on April 23 – 25, 2009 at Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma City.
Southern Nazarene University
Bethany, OK 73008 Email: email@example.com
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