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Conference "Faith Communities and Environmental Activism", Edinburgh 18-20 May 2017

The European Forum for the Study of Religion and Environment and European Christian Environmental Network are pleased to announce the sixth international conference from 18 May to 20 May 2017 to be held in Edinburgh, entitled:

Faith Communities and Environmental Activism 

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In this three-day symposium we will bring together faith-based environmentalists and scholars around a sustained interdisciplinary dialogue on the beliefs, cultures and traditions that inform and undergird environmental activism. Through plenary addresses, panel discussions, field visits and workshops we will consider the respective and overlapping roles of environmental activists and networks, faith communities and conservation organisations in mitigating climate change, challenging entrenched neoliberal policy agendas, and forming hybrid alliances.

This event is hosted by the Finding Common Ground research project in the School of Divinity. We are grateful to supporting funding for this event from the UK AHRC and the Knowledge Exchange Fund of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in the University of Edinburgh. The conference is co-sponsored by the European Forum for the Study of Religion and the Environment and the European Churches Environmental Network.


For more information about the conference, including a full timetable and registration information, please consult the event website.

Contact persons: Jeremy Kidwell ( and Peter Pavlovic (

Event date: 
Thu, 05/18/2017