Wuppertal 2020 Call for Papers
Ecology, the Bible and Ecojustice
In the 2019 Climate Action Summit held in New York, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, expressed the need to win the climate emergency we face. He underlined that “This is not a climate talk summit. We have had enough talk … This is not a climate negotiation summit. You don’t negotiate with nature. This is a climate action summit.” For him, what is necessary is for local, national and global government, businesses, and the civil society including young people, to act together in making sure that ecological concerns are addressed and mitigated while global action plans towards ecological justice are realized. In the 2020 session, the Bible and Ecology research group opens the conversation on ecology, the Bible and ecojustice. It aims to present creative dialogue on this issue among those who work on the ground or climate-damage vulnerable communities, biblical-theological disciplines, and people in policy making bodies in the area of governance, law, business, and religious institutions. One group of invited speakers and an open call for papers will make up the sessions for the 2020 EABS conference in Wuppertal, Germany.