Science, Ecology and Faith Series

Hosted by the Interfaith Consortium for Ecological Civilization (ICEC), this speaker series focuses on climate change and sustainable development and the important role of the interfaith community as a catalyst for change. It is held in partnership with the United Nations Committee of Religious NGOs and the CoNGO Committee on Sustainable Development.

Dr. Chung Hyun Kyung, Associate Professor of Ecumenical Studies, Union Theological Seminary

Eco-feminism and Earth Spiritualities
April 10, 2013 –  1:00 – 2:30

Professor Chung Hyun Kyung is a lay theologian of the Presbyterian Church of Korea and a dharma teacher at the Kwan Eum Zen School in New York City. She defines herself as a “salimist” (Korean Eco-feminist) from the Korean word “salim,” which means “making things alive.”

In this talk, she will discuss theological resources for ecological transformation from multiple perspectives. Professor Chung’s teaching and research interests include feminist and eco-feminist theologies and spiritualities from Asia, Africa and Latin America; Christian-Buddhist dialogue; Zen meditation; approaches to disease and healing in varied religious backgrounds; mysticism and revolutionary social change; Goddesses and women’s liberation in Asia; interfaith peacemaking and more. Her theology synthesizes the wisdom of the worldwide people’s movements, spiritual legacies of Asian religious traditions, critical academic analysis, and the world of the arts.

As a consortium of religious and secular organizations dedicated to ecological civilization, the Interfaith Consortium for Ecological Civilization (ICEC)’s organizing partners are the Temple of Understanding, GreenFaith, the Forum of Religion and Ecology at Yale University, and the International Communities for the Renewal of the Earth, in consultation with the New York office of the United Nations Environmental Program. The mission of ICEC is to facilitate a dialogue among the various sectors of society on ecological civilization, gather wisdom from this dialogue that will inspire and guide individuals and social transformations, and lead in the transition to an ecological civilization. Click for more information >>

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