PROCEEDINGS

Abrahamic Traditions & Environmental Change 2019 Workshop Proceedings

The 2019 workshop proceedings document includes a detailed agenda of the workshop, speaker abstracts, a summary of each session's discussion, and participants' biographies, as well as the working papers that resulted from the workshop.

View a short film on the workshop and full interviews with participants below.

WORKING PAPERS

Judaic, Christian, and Islamic Perspectives on Shared Moral Principles

(Arabic Translation)
Authors: Jame Schaefer, Associate Professor, Department of Theology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, USA; İbrahim Özdemir, Visiting Professor of Philosophy, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland; Jeremy Benstein, Director of Research & Publications, Heschel Center for Environmental Learning, Tel Aviv, Israel; Fazlun Khalid, Founder, Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Science, Birmingham, United Kingdom; and Nawal Ammar, Dean and Professor, College of Humanities & Social Science, Rowan University, Glassboro, USA
Citation: J. Schaefer, İ. Özdemir, J. Benstein, F. Khalid, and N. Ammar, “Judaic, Christian, and Islamic Perspectives on Shared Moral Principles,” paper commissioned at the Abrahamic Traditions and Environmental Change Workshop, Rhodes, Greece, 23-26 June 2019, sponsored by the Abrahamic Programs for Academic Collaboration in the MENA Region. August 2019. https://abrahamicprograms.uconn.edu/abrahamic_traditions_and_environmental_change/2019-workshop-proceedings-papers.


MENA’s Common and Differentiated Environmental Challenges

Author: Alon Tal, Chair, Department of Public Policy, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Citation: A. Tal, “MENA’s Common and Differentiated Environmental Challenge,” Paper commissioned by the University of Connecticut, Abrahamic Programs for Academic Collaboration in the Middle East/North Africa Region, December 2019. https://abrahamicprograms.uconn.edu/abrahamic_traditions_and_environmental_change/2019-workshop-proceedings-papers.


Environmental Challenges in the MENA Region

Author: Iyad Abumoghli, Director of UN Environment Program - Faith for Earth Initiative; and Adele Goncalves, Intern at UN Environment Program - Faith for Earth Initiative
This paper was written in response to a request by the University of Connecticut following the Abrahamic Traditions and Environmental Change Workshop, Rhodes, Greece, 23-26 June 2019, sponsored by the Abrahamic Programs for Academic Collaboration in the MENA Region.


Mapping Abrahamic Faith-Based Environmental Activities in the Middle East/North Africa Region

Authors: Adele Goncalves, Intern, UN Environment Program - Faith for Earth Initiative
This is the result of the commitments made between UNEP Faith for Earth and Uconn after the Abrahamic Traditions and Environmental Change Workshop, Rhodes, Greece, 23-26 June 2019, sponsored by the Abrahamic Programs for Academic Collaboration in the MENA Region. It is a collection of projects conducted by faith-based organizations in the Middle East and North Africa region. Here, some 40 projects, out of the 68 projects located, are introduced with their duration, objective, budget, activities, etc.

 

MEDIA

Daniel Weiner, Vice President for Global Affairs, University of Connecticut

John Grim, Co-Director of the Forum on Religion & Ecology, Yale University

Ebtesam Al Ketbi, President, Emirates Policy Center

Alon Tal, Chair, Department of Public Policy, Tel Aviv University

Kathryn Libal, Director, Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut

Yossef Ben-Meir, President of Operations, High Atlas Foundation

Fazlun Khalid, Founder and Director, Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Science

Iyad Abumoghli, Director, Faith for Earth

Knut Næss, Science Communication Advisor, BI Norwegian Business School

Mary Evelyn Tucker, Co-Director of the Forum on Religion & Ecology, Yale University

Gidon Bromberg and Yana Abu Taleb, Tel Aviv and Amman Directors of EcoPeace Middle East

Adil Najam, Inaugural Dean, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University

Nawal Ammar, Dean and Professor, College of Humanities & Social Science, Rowan University

Abdellatif Bencherifa, Professor, Public Policy Center, Universite Internationale de Rabat

Zhinan Chen, second year masters candidate, Yale University

Jeremy Benstein, Director of Research and Publications, Heschel Center at Tel Aviv University

Jame Schaefer, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Marquette University

İbrahim Özdemir, Founding President, Hasan Kalyoncu University