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August 2017

Towards a Contemplative Commons

August 14, 2017 @ 11:30 am - August 15, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
IASS, Berliner Straße 130, 14467 Potsdam, Berliner Straße 130
Potsdam, Brandenburg 14467 Germany
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Post-capitalism has become the subject of much recent debate, spurred by publications from Jeremy Rifkin (2015), Paul Mason (2016), J. K. Gibson-Graham (2006), Left Accelerationists like Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams (2015), and members of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) and Degrowth communities. Though there is no uniform agreement among its proponents, post-capitalism seems generally characterized by a reemergence of the commons. Realizing a successful transition to a post-capitalist, commons-based political economy will not only depend on the capacity for new technologies and…

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November 2017

Green Transition: Toward Ecological Civilization in Korea

November 7, 2017 @ 8:00 am - November 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

This fall, key leaders from Korea will gather in Claremont to collaborate with US leaders around the shared vision of an ecological civilization, and the steps needed to initiate the transition on a global scale. Participants represent leaders in national and local government, NGOs, universities, journalism, and religions. Each participant and key speaker brings a unique set of skills, experiences, and achievements, critical to ushering in a new ecological paradigm. Inspired and guided by the work of John B. Cobb, Jr. whose vision was at the heart of the 2015 Claremont conference “Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization,” we will examine big ideas toward a new paradigm for the future and how this vision is already being actualized by scholars, activists, governments, and politicians, in Korea and beyond.

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March 2018

Eco-Justice: Equity and Wellbeing in an Ecological Age

March 4 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Napier Center, Pilgrim Place, 625 Mayflower Rd
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Justice, as a comprehensive ideal of what is right and good - both individually and socially - is a goal common to most faith traditions. Eco-Justice broadens this ideal to specifically include the natural environment, and the inter-connection of natural and social ecologies. This timely and important interfaith event brings together an acclaimed panel of speakerswho will aim to strike a balance between this broader ecological perspective and the concrete tasks of eco-justice in our time. This will be followed by an "Interfaith Cafe" where we all get…

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April 2018

Interfaith Earth Weekend Event

April 21 @ 1:30 pm - 8:30 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego, 4190 Front Street
San Diego, CA 92103 United States
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First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego will hold an intergenerational Earth Day weekend celebration, beginning at 1:30 p.m., Sat., April 21, 4190 Front St. San Diego, CA 92103. Veerabhadran Ramanathan, eminent climate scientist and advisor to Pope Francis, and the Rev. John Cobb Jr., environmentalist, author, and renowned theologian, will speak about uniting people throughout the world to help save the Earth from environmental catastrophe. Ramanathan is a distinguished professor at Scripps Institute of Oceanography at University of California…

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12th International Forum on Ecological Civilization

April 27 - April 28

The 12th International Forum on Ecological Civilization is hosted by the Institute for Postmodern Development in China (IPDC) and co-sponsored by EcoCiv. See the IPDC website for event information.

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September 2018

Nishan Forum on World Civilizations

September 26 - September 28

The Nishan Forum aims to facilitate dialogues between different civilizations, maintain the diversity of world’s cultures, promote cultural and people-to-people exchanges with other countries, and build a community with a shared future for mankind, while upholding its own academic, non-governmental, international and traditional characteristics. It is a world philosophy forum in line with the principle of “respecting others’ interests while pursuing our own and advancing the common interests of all.” Speakers at this year’s forum will include John B. Cobb,…

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October 2018

Civilizational Transition and the Role of the Cities

October 11

BACKGROUND Recently, Seoul citizens are suffering from a record-breaking heat wave and fine dust. The government regards the heat wave as one of the major disasters. Such a drastic climate change is happening all the cities around the world. Not only human dwelling but also habitats of plants and animals are greatly affected by climate change. Moreover, deep-sea fish, which seem to be irrelevant with human activities on earth, are threatened by micro-plastics. Since the Rio Earth Charter in 1992, the world has been engaging…

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International Conference for Ecozoic Culture

October 12 - October 14
Hotel Jijihyang, Paju Book City, South Korea, 524-3 문발리 교하읍
Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do Korea, Republic of
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Ecological Transformation on the Korean Peninsula and in East Asia

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International Forum on Ecological Urban Development and Regeneration

October 15
Dobong Forest Village Seoul, Korea, Republic of + Google Map

PURPOSE Korean society has been rapidly urbanized since 1960s. As more than 80% of Korean people are living in urban areas, South Korea is the highest urbanized country in the world. In particular, the four cities in the Northeast that have a long history as a residential area in Seoul have undergone urban decline (86.4% of urban decline exceeding 65.9% of the nation and 79.4% of Seoul average). Therefore, not only The urban regeneration projects that rebuild the citizens’ residential…

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November 2018

Parliament of the World’s Religions

November 1 - November 7
Toronto, Canada, The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) located at 222 Bremner Blvd
Toronto, Canada

Come join the oldest, largest, most diverse and inclusive global interfaith event. Featured speakers include John B. Cobb, Jr., David Korten, Vandana Shiva, and more! Connect with EcoCiv at the Justice booth in the exhibit hall.

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