Parliament Joins Dialogue on Ecological Civilization, Urgent Ecological Crises, and Tangible Steps Forward

October 23, 2019

On October 3, 2019 the Parliament joined leaders from different religious faiths and top scholars in facilitated dialogue on ecological civilization as part of the Yeoju Eco-Forum.
The dialogue was hosted in the city of Yeoju, South Korea by the Yeoju Eco-Forum in partnership with the Claremont School of Theology, Claremont Institute for Process Studies, The Center for Process Studies at Claremont School of Theology, the Korean Association for Religious Studies, Forum 21 Institute and Yeoju-si.
The goal of the Yeoju Eco-Forum is to bring together leaders from different religious faiths and top scholars to facilitate a dialogue on ecological civilization, gather constructive wisdom to deal with urgent ecological crises, and take tangible steps towards the creation of a new form of civilization: ecological civilization.
Yeoju Eco-Forum: Interfaith Dialogue on Ecological Civilization seeks to fill a void in the existing interfaith dialogue taking place around the world by highlighting the importance of achieving an ecological civilization. The three day program featured keynotes from speakers like Dr. John Cobb, Professor Emeritus of Claremont School of Theology, Park Gwang-su, President of Korean Association for Religious Studies, and Audrey Kitagawa, Chair of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, as well as panels featuring experts like Phillip Clayton, Wm. Andrew Schwartz, Sandra Lubarsky, Tran Cahn, Fiona Chang, and Shrivatsa Goswami to name a few. Explore a full list of programs and speakers ar yeojuecoforum.org
Parliament Chair, Audrey Kitagawa, offered a welcome address on the first day of the dialogue and a keynote on the Parliament’s Climate Commitments Project as part of the programming. Enjoy video recordings of both below.

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Enjoy images from the Forum below.


Land Acknowledgment

The Parliament of the World's Religions acknowledges it is situated on the traditional homelands of the Bodéwadmik (Potawatomi), Hoocąk (Winnebago/Ho’Chunk), Jiwere (Otoe), Nutachi (Missouria), and Baxoje (Iowas); Kiash Matchitiwuk (Menominee); Meshkwahkîha (Meskwaki); Asâkîwaki (Sauk); Myaamiaki (Miami), Waayaahtanwaki (Wea), and Peeyankihšiaki (Piankashaw); Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo); Inoka (Illini Confederacy); Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe), and Odawak (Odawa).

PoWR recognizes the region we now call Chicago remains home to a diversity of Indigenous peoples today and this land upon which we walk, live, and play continues to be Indigenous land.


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