2017 rome-assisi conference on spirituality & sustainability

June 27 - July 4, 2017

CONFERENCE INFORMATION BELOW


ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

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This Conference will bring together visionary people  from a range of ecological-spiritual perspectives, centers, and movements. 

Participants will dialogue about transformative global change based on spirituality and sustainability. 

They will also identify key recommendations for creating  a spiritual and sustainable global future.

The Conference will draw inspiration from eight previous Assisi conferences in the 1990s featuring Thomas Berry. 

It will also draw inspiration from St. Francis and St. Clare, from the papal encyclical on ecology Laudato Si', from the Earth Charter, and from the work of leaders in spirituality and sustainability.  

The Conference will focus on worldviews (our guiding stories) grounded in ecological spiritualities, on transformative paths for education, policies, movements, lifestyles, and communities, on current expressions of ecological spirituality and their indigenous roots, and on the great transition toward ecological civilizations with new paradigms of science, economics, and law.  

The Conference will explore strategies to deepen and implement the United Nations new development agenda, and to protect and nurture sacred places. 

Finally, the Conference will dialogue on how we can work together on the way forward toward a just, sustainable, and peaceful future that will support human development for all in a flourishing Earth community.


CONTACT CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT BY EMAIL TO REQUEST A COPY OF THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM.


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C O N F E R E N C E   G O A L S

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GOAL 1 – VISIONARY CENTERS & MOVEMENTS 

To network centers and movements seeking transformative global change based on spirituality and sustainability. 

GOAL 2 - VISIONARY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE 

To identify key recommendations for transformative global change based on spirituality and sustainability.  

GOAL 3 – VISIONARY YOUNG ECOLOGICAL LEADERS 

To support young ecological leaders seeking transformative global change based on spirituality and sustainability.




ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

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This Conference will bring together visionary people  from a range of ecological-spiritual perspectives, centers, and movements. 

Participants will dialogue about transformative global change based on spirituality and sustainability. 

They will also identify key recommendations for creating  a spiritual and sustainable global future.

The Conference will draw inspiration from eight previous Assisi conferences in the 1990s featuring Thomas Berry. 

It will also draw inspiration from St. Francis and St. Clare, from the papal encyclical on ecology Laudato Si', from the Earth Charter, and from the work of leaders in spirituality and sustainability.  

The Conference will focus on worldviews (our guiding stories) grounded in ecological spiritualities, on transformative paths for education, policies, movements, lifestyles, and communities, on current expressions of ecological spirituality and their indigenous roots, and on the great transition toward ecological civilizations with new paradigms of science, economics, and law.  

The Conference will explore strategies to deepen and implement the United Nations new development agenda, and to protect and nurture sacred places. 

Finally, the Conference will dialogue on how we can work together on the way forward toward a just, sustainable, and peaceful future that will support human development for all in a flourishing Earth community.


CONTACT CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT BY EMAIL TO REQUEST A COPY OF THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM.


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C O N F E R E N C E   G O A L S

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GOAL 1 – VISIONARY CENTERS & MOVEMENTS 

To network centers and movements seeking transformative global change based on spirituality and sustainability. 

GOAL 2 - VISIONARY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE 

To identify key recommendations for transformative global change based on spirituality and sustainability.  

GOAL 3 – VISIONARY YOUNG ECOLOGICAL LEADERS 

To support young ecological leaders seeking transformative global change based on spirituality and sustainability.




CONVENERS & SPONSORS

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C O N V E N E R S 

  • CENTER FOR EARTH ETHICS, Union Theological Seminary, New York, New York 
  • CENTER FOR ETHICS, Saint Thomas University, Miami Gardens, Florida 

S P O N S O R S

  • CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL & SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION, at Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, Florida 
  • EARTH CHARTER INTERNATIONAL, San José, Costa Rica
  • FORUM ON RELIGION & ECOLOGY AT YALE, New Haven, Connecticut  
  • FRANCISCAN ACTION NETWORK, Washington DC 
  • PAX ROMANA, Catholic Movement for Intellectual & Cultural Affairs USA, Washington DC 
  • SAINT THOMAS UNIVERSITY Miami Gardens, Florida 
  • SUKYO MAHIKARI EUROPE, Luxembourg 

WITH DEEP GRATITUDE TO

  • CONVERGENCE ACADEMY, of 1God.com & the Interspirituality Network, Melbourne, Australia
  • FORUM 21 INSTITUTE, New York NY
  • THOMAS BERRY FOUNDATION, Woodbridge, Connecticut


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R O M E

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Papal Audience | St. Peter's Basilica & Sistine Chapel Tours  | Lecture on Papal Ecology Encyclical Laudato Si' |  Visits to Roman Spiritual Sites | Dinners at Roman Restaurants 


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A S S I S I 

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Thomas Berry, Saint Francis, and Saint Clare | Current Expressions of Ecological Spirituality & their Indigenous Roots | The Great Transition: Earth Charter Initiative, Ecological Civilizations, New United Nations Development Agenda, Protecting & Nurturing Sacred Places, New Paradigms of Science, Economics, & Law | Transformative Paths:  Education, Policy, Movements, Lifestyles, Sustainable Communities | The Way Forward: toward a Just, Sustainable, & Peaceful Future  within a Flourishing Earth Community






CONVENERS & SPONSORS

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C O N V E N E R S 

  • CENTER FOR EARTH ETHICS, Union Theological Seminary, New York, New York 
  • CENTER FOR ETHICS, Saint Thomas University, Miami Gardens, Florida 

S P O N S O R S

  • CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL & SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION, at Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, Florida 
  • EARTH CHARTER INTERNATIONAL, San José, Costa Rica
  • FORUM ON RELIGION & ECOLOGY AT YALE, New Haven, Connecticut  
  • FRANCISCAN ACTION NETWORK, Washington DC 
  • PAX ROMANA, Catholic Movement for Intellectual & Cultural Affairs USA, Washington DC 
  • SAINT THOMAS UNIVERSITY Miami Gardens, Florida 
  • SUKYO MAHIKARI EUROPE, Luxembourg 

WITH DEEP GRATITUDE TO

  • CONVERGENCE ACADEMY, of 1God.com & the Interspirituality Network, Melbourne, Australia
  • FORUM 21 INSTITUTE, New York NY
  • THOMAS BERRY FOUNDATION, Woodbridge, Connecticut


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R O M E

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Papal Audience | St. Peter's Basilica & Sistine Chapel Tours  | Lecture on Papal Ecology Encyclical Laudato Si' |  Visits to Roman Spiritual Sites | Dinners at Roman Restaurants 


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A S S I S I 

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Thomas Berry, Saint Francis, and Saint Clare | Current Expressions of Ecological Spirituality & their Indigenous Roots | The Great Transition: Earth Charter Initiative, Ecological Civilizations, New United Nations Development Agenda, Protecting & Nurturing Sacred Places, New Paradigms of Science, Economics, & Law | Transformative Paths:  Education, Policy, Movements, Lifestyles, Sustainable Communities | The Way Forward: toward a Just, Sustainable, & Peaceful Future  within a Flourishing Earth Community






CONFERENCE COST

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The Conference Fee is US $1,600 with non-refundable deposit of US $300 due by  March 15th and remainder due by May 1st. 

In Rome, the Conference Fee includes all lodging and tours listed  in the program, plus all meals except  after the papal audience. 

In Assisi, the Conference Fee includes all lodging, plus all breakfasts, lunches, & dinners. In Assisi, lodging and meals will be at Hotel Posta & Restaurant, with breakfast served from 7:30 am to 9:00 am.

The Conference Fee also includes ground transportation to and from Rome's Fiumicino airport, and from Rome to Assisi, plus all motorcoach excursions with guide indicated in the program. Airfare needs to be arranged individually, and is not included in Conference Fee. 

All Conference Sessions in Assisi will take place  in its prestigious medieval conference hall, LA SALA DELLA CONCILIAZIONE.


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For information on registration and participation, or to request  a copy of the program brochure, please contact the Conference Secretariat

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CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT

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Saint Thomas University Center for Ethics

16401 NW 37th Avenue

Miami Gardens, Florida 33054 USA 

Phone: +1 (305) 628-6581

Email:  centerforethics@stu.edu

Website: http://conference-secretariat.info


PLEASE  MAKE ALL CHECKS PAYABLE TO 

"ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY" 

EARLY REGISTRATION RECOMMENDED  

DUE TO LIMITED SPACE


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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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  • Rev. Msgr. Terence E. Hogan, S.L.D., Chairperson
  • Rick Clugston, Ph.D.
  • Elizabetta M. Ferrero, Ph.D.
  • Joe Holland, Ph.D.
  • Arthur W. Kane, M.A.



CONFERENCE COST

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The Conference Fee is US $1,600 with non-refundable deposit of US $300 due by  March 15th and remainder due by May 1st. 

In Rome, the Conference Fee includes all lodging and tours listed  in the program, plus all meals except  after the papal audience. 

In Assisi, the Conference Fee includes all lodging, plus all breakfasts, lunches, & dinners. In Assisi, lodging and meals will be at Hotel Posta & Restaurant, with breakfast served from 7:30 am to 9:00 am.

The Conference Fee also includes ground transportation to and from Rome's Fiumicino airport, and from Rome to Assisi, plus all motorcoach excursions with guide indicated in the program. Airfare needs to be arranged individually, and is not included in Conference Fee. 

All Conference Sessions in Assisi will take place  in its prestigious medieval conference hall, LA SALA DELLA CONCILIAZIONE.


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For information on registration and participation, or to request  a copy of the program brochure, please contact the Conference Secretariat

_____________________________________

CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT

_____________________________________

 

Saint Thomas University Center for Ethics

16401 NW 37th Avenue

Miami Gardens, Florida 33054 USA 

Phone: +1 (305) 628-6581

Email:  centerforethics@stu.edu

Website: http://conference-secretariat.info


PLEASE  MAKE ALL CHECKS PAYABLE TO 

"ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY" 

EARLY REGISTRATION RECOMMENDED  

DUE TO LIMITED SPACE


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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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  • Rev. Msgr. Terence E. Hogan, S.L.D., Chairperson
  • Rick Clugston, Ph.D.
  • Elizabetta M. Ferrero, Ph.D.
  • Joe Holland, Ph.D.
  • Arthur W. Kane, M.A.