Eco-Spirituality and Eco-Ministry in the Ecological Age
Big I 2015 – Pre-Conference
Friday, February 6, 2015 – 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- To facilitate a participatory, strategy session and deliberative process on: the education, promotion, and expansion of eco-spirituality and eco-ministry in institutional and community settings; and harnessing the influence of eco-ministry initiatives for further policy leverage and impact;
- To provide space for leaders in the work of eco-spirituality, eco-ministry, and eco-justice in the San Francisco area and West Coast region to gather and network with each other and with national leaders and organizations engaged in eco-ministry that will be attending the Big I Conference; and
- To promote the institutionalization of eco-ministry as a timely and valuable form of service within religious, spiritual, educational, environmental, and science institutions, organizations, and associations.
There are four questions that provide the framework to initiate the participatory deliberations in the Pre-Conference. They are:
- What are the major lessons that we have learned regarding eco-spiritual, eco-ministry, and eco-justice practice?
- What is the Importance and significance of eco-ministry work?
- What does the eco-ministry field need in order to grow and expand?
- How do we get there? How do we institutionalize eco-ministry as a valid and supported form of ministry in the Ecological Age? How do we improve and increase its impact on systems and policy change at all levels?
Registration for the Pre-Conference and entire Big I is available here:
You and/or a representative from your institution, organization, or network who has a strong interest and commitment to eco-spirituality, eco-ministry, and eco-justice are invited to attend the Pre-Conference and the entire Big I Conference. We also invite you to recommend other persons, institutions, organizations, affiliates, and networks to which we can share this invitation. A list of institutional/organizational affiliations that have been invited is available HERE.
We hope that you will join us and take advantage of this opportunity to network, deliberate, and strategize together on how to strengthen the work and impact of eco-spirituality, eco-ministry, and eco-justice in our communities, states, nation, and world.
For further information on the 2015 Big I Pre-Conference and Conference, please contact:
Rev. Mac Legerton, Coordinator
Order of Universal Interfaith