Graduate Conference in Religion & Ecology: Ethos, Ethics, and the Environment

Event time: 
Friday, April 21, 2017 (All day)
409 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

The Yale Divinity School’s environmental student interest groups FERNS and YDAWG, in collaboration with the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale, and the Yale Graduate & Professional Student Senate are excited to announce the first Graduate Conference in Religion & Ecology (GCRE). Following the 20th anniversary conference of the World Religion and Ecology Conference series at Harvard.

The conference’s theme, Ethos, Ethics, and the Environment, reflects a desire to provide a space for students to engage in dynamic, interdisciplinary conversations across curricular boundaries, and strives to connect ethos with ethics, and ethics to applicable practicality. How do beliefs about the environment affect the use of and engagement with the natural world?

As an international interdisciplinary conference, we have students presenting on Environmental Studies, Environmental Humanities, Forestry, Conservation, History, Historiography, Social Sciences, Food Studies, Philosophy, Ethics & Morals, Theology, Religious Studies, Animal Ethics, Law & Policy, and Business & Management, among others. We have strongly encouraged interdisciplinary work across these topics to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of this conference. Our presenters range from undergraduate students to PhD candidates, and even include farm & faith professionals who are implementing our academic work in the workplace.

Interested attendees are welcome to come and watch students present. We recommend an RSVP by April 15th to to accommodate seating and room preparation. Admission is free to the public. Lunch is provided for conference presenters, and the Yale Divinity School Refectory will be open for attendees to purchase food and beverages. An updated conference program will be posted mid-March.

If you have questions, please direct them to We look forward to having you at the first Graduate Conference in Religion & Ecology.

Hours of operation: 

8AM - 6PM

Open to: 
General Public