RE: [asa] Ecological and Environmental Ethics Conference CFP

From: Dehler, Bernie <>
Date: Wed Jan 21 2009 - 14:39:15 EST

"future prospects and/or eschatological outlooks"

I think that's a big one, because I think the evangelical Christian community at large thinks the end-of-the-world is coming very soon, contrasted with scientists who think we could live on Earth for a few million years if we take care of this place. This is a massive divergence in future outlook. Does planning for the long-term future- a few million years in advance- demonstrate that one doesn't take the teachings of the Bible seriously? That is a good issue to struggle with, I think.

Try explaining the possibility that humans may be around for a million years to Christians like Hal Lindsey, his followers, and other Christian leaders with the same idea (like all the preachers on TBN for one group?). RE: article about end-time preachers and their effect: .



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Subject: [asa] Ecological and Environmental Ethics Conference CFP

Ecological and Environmental Ethics Conference

Keynotes include Dr. Larry Rasmussen and Dr. J. Matthew Sleeth. See for more information on the conference.

Call for Papers (CFP)

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 Send abstracts of 250-500 words to (Mark Winslow) by February 16, 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 March 2, 2009.

Undergraduates: OSSF also encourages and welcomes presentations from undergraduate students. The conference will include an undergraduate breakout session in which presentations and papers will be judged. While a travel stipend is not available for undergraduates, first, second, and third place will receive cash awards of $300, $200 and $100 respectively. Each presenter will also receive a certificate. Please follow the guidelines in the CFP above (abstracts are due February 16, 2009 and students selected for presentation will be notified by March 2, 2009).

Talent is a gift - Excellence is a choice.

Nancy Halliday, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

Chair, Division of Science & Math

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Southern Nazarene University

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