Religious Studies in an Age of Global Warming: Transforming Ourselves, Our Students, and Our Universities
|Date:||Friday, November 6, 2009, 1:30 PM-5:00 PM|
|Where:||Montréal, QC, Canada|
The Sustainability Workshop is arranged by the Sustainability Task Force, chaired by Sarah McFarland Taylor.
Roger Gottlieb, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Stephanie Kaza, University of Vermont, Presiding
Teaching the environmental crisis poses unique challenges and opportunities for higher education. The scope and extent of the threat demands that faculty inform themselves about a host of practical, theological, moral, historical, and political concerns that probably were not part of their original scholarly field.This workshop will give participants the chance to examine their own responses to the environmental crisis, the time to engage with faculty concerning teaching resources, sample syllabi and course modules, and the ways to connect with others in the campus sustainability movement. Materials will be provided to support the development of “Religion and Environment” courses, and integration of environmental themes into courses such as “Introduction to Religious Studies,” “Social Ethics,” “Religion and Politics,” or studies of particular religions. We will take up relevant theological issues, moral problems, the role of religious environmentalism in relation to other social movements, and engaged teaching techniques designed to connect students to these crucial moral issues and their meaning for life on earth.
Registration is limited to the first 75 participants.
The cost for the workshop is USD$50 before October 20 (USD$75 onsite registration only after October 20).