Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Yale Divinity Event Feb. 7, 2007, 4 PM


Scholars from the Yale Divinity School, Yale School of Forestry and the YaleInterdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, join together to discuss:


"Religious and Ethical Responses to Environmental Issues"


WEDNESDAY, February 7, 4:00 PM

Yale Divinity School Common Room

Light Refreshments to follow


As the issue of global climate change has drastically altered political, social and personal agendas around the world, creative ways of addressing this, and related environmental issues, have emerged. The four panelists - Professor Stephen Kellert (FES), Professor Willis Jenkins (YDS), Professor Mary Evelyn Tucker and Professor John Grim (Bioethicist in Residence at Yale),with moderator Professor Margaret Farley (YDS) - will discuss the ways in which religion, spirituality, and ethics have and will contribute to the environmentalmovement and the fostering of human-nature relationships.Come join us for an exciting and historic opportunity to explore therelationship between religion, ethics, and environmentalism, with five of Yale's most prominent voices on the topic.


We look forward to welcoming you,

Yale Earth Care Committee, YDS

1 comment:

sushil yadav said...

The link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues.

The fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle of Industrial Society is causing exponential rise in psychological problems besides destroying the environment. All issues are interlinked. Our Minds cannot be peaceful when attention-spans are down to nanoseconds, microseconds and milliseconds. Our Minds cannot be peaceful if we destroy Nature.

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment.

Subject : In a fast society slow emotions become extinct.
Subject : A thinking mind cannot feel.
Subject : Scientific/ Industrial/ Financial thinking destroys the planet.


Emotion is what we experience during gaps in our thinking.

If there are no gaps there is no emotion.

Today people are thinking all the time and are mistaking thought (words/ language) for emotion.


When society switches-over from physical work (agriculture) to mental work (scientific/ industrial/ financial/ fast visuals/ fast words ) the speed of thinking keeps on accelerating and the gaps between thinking go on decreasing.

There comes a time when there are almost no gaps.

People become incapable of experiencing/ tolerating gaps.

Emotion ends.

Man becomes machine.



A society that speeds up mentally experiences every mental slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A ( travelling )society that speeds up physically experiences every physical slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A society that entertains itself daily experiences every non-entertaining moment as Depression / Anxiety.



FAST VISUALS /WORDS MAKE SLOW EMOTIONS EXTINCT.

SCIENTIFIC /INDUSTRIAL /FINANCIAL THINKING DESTROYS EMOTIONAL CIRCUITS.

A FAST (LARGE) SOCIETY CANNOT FEEL PAIN / REMORSE / EMPATHY.

A FAST (LARGE) SOCIETY WILL ALWAYS BE CRUEL TO ANIMALS/ TREES/ AIR/ WATER/ LAND AND TO ITSELF.


To read the complete article please follow either of these links :

PlanetSave

EarthNewsWire

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