Sept 26-28, 2011

Murray Edwards College

Aim of Course

Sustainability in Crisis is a three-day cross-disciplinary consultation being held in Cambridge in September 2011, aimed at thought-leaders, academics, campaigners and policy-makers, representing a variety of religious perspectives or none. It will serve as a forum for informed and honest conversation about the challenges we all face and the distinctive contribution religions might make to addressing them.

See the advert and consultation overview.

We welcome the submission of posters by students, researchers and those working practically in the areas covered by the conference. Please see further details below.

We also have a blog containing posts and links to material on the subject of the conference, a Twitter feed and a Facebook page.

Speakers (listed in alphabetical order) and topics

See multimedia items for this course.

  • Dr Paul Chambers : Governing for Sustainability
  • Juliet Davenport : Sustainable Production
  • Paul Ekins : Sustainable Growth?
  • Fazlun Khalid : Religion and Sustainability in Global Perspective
  • Satish Kumar : Sustainability and Spirituality
  • Bill McKibben : Sustainable Consumption
  • Ann Pettifor : Sustainable Growth?
  • Dr Elaine Storkey : Religion and Sustainability in Global Perspective

Venue

The conference will be held in Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0DF.

Murray Edwards (formerly New Hall), a modern and friendly college for women, provides excellent conference facilities with good access. The college is set in 11 acres of wooded grounds with informal lawns and gardens.

You can find more information about Murray Edwards here.

For maps and directions click here.

Course Schedule

Monday September 26
2.00 pm Arrival
4.15 pm Introduction
4.30 pm Session One
5.30 pm Questions and Discussion
6.30 pm Dinner
8.00 pm Panel Discussion – Questions and Discussion
9.30 pm Finish for the Day
 

Tuesday September 27

9.00 am Session Two
10.00 am Questions and Discussion
10.30 am Coffee Break
11.00 am Panel Discussion – Questions and Discussion
12.30 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Session Three
3.00 pm Questions and Discussion
3.30 pm Tea Break
4.00 pm Panel Discussion – Questions and Discussion
5.30 pm Free time
6.30 pm Gala Dinner
8.00 pm  Satish Kumar: Sustainability and Spirituality
8.45 pm Artistic feature (details to be confirmed)
10.00 pm Finish for the Day
 

Wednesday September 28

9.00 am Session Four
10.00 am Questions and Discussion
10.30 am Coffee Break
11.00 am Panel Discussion – Questions and Discussion
12.30 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Session Five
3.00 pm Questions and Discussion
3.30 pm Concluding Remarks
3.45 pm Depart
5.30 pm  Bill McKibben: Public Lecture: Faith in a Sustainable Future

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