Call for Papers
(Deadline: 31 May 2010)
“Climate Change in Oceania: Biblical and Theological Responses”
You are welcome to submit a proposal on the designated theme of the fono – “Climate Change in Oceania” – from a biblical and/or theological standpoint. Or, you can focus on:
- Examining ways in which biblical and theological scholarships contribute (negatively and/or positively) to our attitude, understanding and response to the global and regional ecological crises and disasters. One of the options can be a critical evaluation of ecological hermeneutics or the various modes of eco-theologies to highlight their contributions and to expose their limits.
- Offering alternative methods for biblical interpretation and doing theology using Oceanic cultural resources and considering Oceanic ecological issues. This is an opportunity to introduce and showcase indigenous methods and theologies.
- Charting ways of interpreting and theologising to foster biblical and theological scholarship in the region and to meet the challenge(s) of the 21st century. This provides a space for a dialogue between Western and Oceanic modes of interpretation and theologising.
- Tracing the history (reception, translation and use) of the bible in the various islands of Oceania and its impact on Oceanic cultures and vice versa.
- Other themes that are deemed relevant and appropriate.
Submit all proposals by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration fee for the conference is NZ$50.00, with a special rate of NZ$30.00 for students.