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2nd International conference on Sustainable Alternatives for Poverty Reduction and Ecological Justice
SAPREJ2014-MADAGASCAR CALL FOR PAPERS 

UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES (WCC)


2nd International conference on

SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVES FOR POVERTY REDUCTION AND ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE

(SAPREJ 2014 - FORGIVENESS)

April  28th – May 3rd, 2014
École Supérieure des Sciences Agronomiques (ESSA),

University of Antananarivo, Madagascar

Venue: Conference center hotel Avenue Tana, Antananarivo

“A common search for solutions to global crisis and sustainable development

CALL FOR PAPERS

This conference seeks to engage multidisciplinary and ecumenical dialogues on key social, economic and ecological concerns from a variety of perspectives.  Among others, the goal of the conference is to build a permanent partnership and long life learning process to promote economic, social and ecological justice.

We are interested in multi-disciplinary exchanges and insights, with a focus on religious-based and scientific approaches to sustainability problems and injustice. The conference will be a blend of learning and discussion, while attending to the magnificent Earth and cultural context of this region of Madagascar.

Participants are invited to submit proposals for consideration on the following topics:

  1. FORGIVENESS
  2. ECONOMICAL ETHICS AND ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS
  3. FINANCIAL CRISIS, GLOBAL MARKET AND POVERTY
  4. ECOLOGICAL CRISIS, CLIMATE CHANGE AND ECO- JUSTICE
  5. SUSTAINABLE POLICY, RELIGION AND ETHICS
  6. PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION AND CONSUMPTION PATTERNS
  7. RURAL DEVELOPMENT, PERMACULTURE AND CASE STUDIES

Presentations can be up to 20 minutes in length, followed by discussion.  Please consider participatory and creative styles, workshop, and round table or poster sessions.

By January 30th 2014 (new deadline), please send a proposal of no more than 250 words to:

Dr. Lucas Andrianos, Programme Chair,

E-mail: laoac@otenet.gr

or / and

Prof. Lesya Sabada, Vice Programme Chair, E-mail: lesyasabada@icloud.com

Please include your name, institutional affiliation, and contact information.

If your proposal is selected you will be contacted with further guidelines for the full paper.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Abstract Submission Deadline:             January 30, 2014

Author Notification:                February 15, 2014

Early registration deadline       February 25, 2014 (http://saprej2014madagascar.webs.com/)

Supporting Institutions:

    • The World Council of Churches (www.oikomene.org), Switzerland
    • The institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB) at the Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas (www.forth.gr), Greece
    • University of Saskatchewan, (www.usask.ca) Canada
    • Planta Europa Foundation (www.plantaeuropa.org), The Netherlands
    • The Bethany Newton United Church, Vancouver, (www.bnuc.ca,) Canada
    • The University of New Hampshire, (http://www.unh.edu), USA
    • University of Madagascar, Ecole Superieure des Sciences Agronomiques (www.univ-antananarivo.mg), Madagascar
    • Conference of European Churches (www.cec-kek.org), Belgium
    • The Institute of Theology and Ecology of the Orthodox Academy of Crete (www.oac.gr), Greece
    • The Technical University of Crete (ww.tuc.gr), Greece