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Religion & Ecology Summit: Indigenous Lifeways, Cosmologies & Ecology [ONLINE]

March 15 @ 4:00 pm - March 19 @ 6:00 pm



2021 Religion & Ecology Summit -Indigenous Lifeways, Cosmologies & Ecology: Connecting to the Past, Restor(y)ing the Present and Future

About this Event

In partnership with local advisors and with the support of Fetzer Institute, Kalliopeia Foundation, and other generous donors, the graduate program of Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies presents the 2021 Religion & Ecology Online Summit:

Indigenous Lifeways, Cosmologies & Ecology: Connecting to Past, Restor(y)ing Present & Future

Indigenous approaches to biocultural stewardship and sacred sites offer insights to the inquiry of Religion and Ecology, which explores how spiritual beliefs and practices affect the natural world.

Our 5-day online summit will focus on the restoration work of Indigenous communities in California territories, including the interconnected areas of food sovereignty, stewardship of ancestral lands, and protection of sacred sites. Other presentations will address environmental justice and the broader context of Religion & Ecology.

This year’s presenters offer diverse perspectives on the theme, bridging worldviews and pedagogies to enrich our exploration of Religion & Ecology and continue our work of responding to ecological and social injustice from integral and transdisciplinary perspectives. Confirmed speakers include Gregg Castro, Melissa K. Nelson, Chairman Val Lopez, Kaitlin Reed, Beth Rose Middleton Manning, Ron Reed, Charley Reed, Tatjana Kochetkova, John Clammer, Natasha Deganello Giraudie, Michael “Pom” Preston, Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim, Chantal Noa Forbes, Elizabeth Allison and others.

Visit our Event Community for the 2021 Summit to explore the program of events and read more about the presenters and topics.

Ticket cost is on a scale: $10, $20, or $50. All ticket tiers grant access to the entire Summit series. Please pay what you are able, and contact us if you would like to attend and cannot pay. Proceeds support the presenters and the Religion & Ecology Summit.

Webinars will be hosted on Zoom. Links will be e-mailed to registered guests prior to the event.


Monday, March 15

4 PM – 6 PM PST – Panel discussion

Connecting to the past: the Indigenous peoples of the San Francisco Bay Area

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Community forum

Meet + greet with summit overview


Tuesday, March 16

4 PM – 6 PM PST – Panel discussion

Legal and policy contexts for stewarding Indigenous land and sacred sites

6:30 PM – 9 PM PST – Film screening with community forum



Wednesday, March 17

4 PM – 6 PM PST – Panel discussion

Healing land and people: responding to contemporary challenges via food sovereignty, coalition building, and Indigenous knowledge


Thursday, March 18

4 PM – 6 PM PST – Panel discussion

Sacred sites and Traditional Ecological Knowledge around the world

6:30 PM – 8 PM PST – Film screening with Q&A

One Word Sawalmem


Friday, March 19

12 PM – 2 PM PST – Community forum

Lasting connections and closing conversations

4 PM – 6 PM PST – Panel discussion

Closing: Religion & ecology, Indigenous knowledge, and social justice


March 15 @ 4:00 pm
March 19 @ 6:00 pm
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