In an era of trending populism, the conference intends to remind a wide audience of both academia and Green activists of the necessity to consider the values underpinning European democracy and civil society and to engage in a dialogue to educate a wide public on Green viewpoints on how these values can be practised in the world today.
Following the successful over the past two years of the transnational project Green Values, Religion and Secularism and the consequent publication of a book under the same name, this conference will address themes which arose from the seminars held during the past year to promote the book, and which were outlined in the concluding project report at the end of 2016.
The transnational projects in 2015 and 2016 already aimed to bring the discussion on Green values to a wider audience – particularly faith groups – than Greens usually consciously reach out to. The upcoming conference will build on this and will host a debate on the following themes, which emerged during the project activities over the past two years:
- How to define Green Values or Religion?
- The relation of religion and environment;
- The relation of religion and gender;
- The relation of religion and sexuality.
The conference aims at engaging in dialogue with academics on and religious communities on Green values and with Greens on the topic of religious and philosophical values. The conference will be organised in cooperation with the Irish School of Ecumenics.
Registration: For more information, contact the Green Foundation Ireland.
Date: 1st July 2017,
Venue/Time: Trinity College Dublin, Irish School of Ecumenics, time to be specified
Dublin, Leinster D2 Ireland