Calls for truly ecological societies have grown increasingly urgent.  While debate continues regarding what to call such approaches – Gaian, dark green, biocentric, more-than-human? – it also remains unclear what role, if any, religion can and should play in moving toward and grounding new ecological civilizations.


This conference will explore the many questions that arise from the apparent continuing philosophical and scientific indigestibility of mythology, ritual and practice.  Ecological, cosmological or Gaia-logical mythology, ritual and practice has been recommended and concocted by activists, artists, and scholars as ways to address the environmental crisis, especially in industrial and post-industrial societies.  


The conference will take place over three days at the Wissenschaftsetage at the Potsdam Bildungsforum, which is found here. The conference is open to the public, but you must register in advance. The registration link can be found here


There will be art lecture and exhibition and a lecture-performance on Saturday night at the Biosphäre Potsdam Orangerie beginning at 19:00. 


If you have any questions, please contact Michael Lesley at