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#SEJ2021 Webinar - Missing Stories: Uncovering Environment-Climate-Religion Connections - Shared screen with gallery view
MJ, SEJ Staff
27:41
Welcome, all! Thank you for joining us today. Some housekeeping: Please use the Q&A feature below the speaker video to send in your questions. Please do not use this chat box for questions, but feel free to share relevant resources. Finally, please use #SEJ2021 to tweet about this event. The webinar will be recorded and emailed along with the chat file to all attendees later today or tomorrow. Finally, if you're planning to apply for SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism grant on this topic, stick around until 2 p.m. ET to ask our Executive Director Meaghan Parker your FEJ questions. Meera will also be available to answer RESP fellowship questions. Thanks!
MJ, SEJ Staff
28:48
For those just joining us, welcome! Thank you for joining us today. Some housekeeping: Please use the Q&A feature below the speaker video to send in your questions. Please do not use this chat box for questions, but feel free to share relevant resources. Finally, please use #SEJ2021 to tweet about this event. The webinar will be recorded and emailed along with the chat file to all attendees later today or tomorrow. Finally, if you're planning to apply for SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism grant on this topic, stick around until 2 p.m. ET to ask our Executive Director Meaghan Parker your FEJ questions. Meera will also be available to answer RESP fellowship questions. Thanks!
MJ, SEJ Staff
29:14
Religion & Environment Story Project (RESP): http://sites.bu.edu/resp/about/
MJ, SEJ Staff
30:26
Apply for a Fund for Environmental Journalism grant: http://bit.ly/2KLA6k4
MJ, SEJ Staff
31:05
Religion News Association: https://www.rna.org/login.aspx
MJ, SEJ Staff
31:31
“Seeing God’s Hand in the Deadly Floods, Yet Wondering about Climate Change,” by Meera Subramanian via Inside Climate News: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/24102017/christianity-evangelical-climate-change-flooding-west-virginia/
MJ, SEJ Staff
35:19
Religion & Environment Story Project (RESP): http://sites.bu.edu/resp/about/
MJ, SEJ Staff
36:15
The Religion & Environment Story Project (RESP) fellowship: http://sites.bu.edu/resp/resp-fellowship/
MJ, SEJ Staff
37:35
• Sigal Samuel: https://www.vox.com/authors/sigal-samuel • Amanda Bough: https://www.amandajbaugh.com/ • Sumanth Prabhaker: https://orionmagazine.org/contributor/sumanth-prabhaker/
MJ, SEJ Staff
39:28
Reminder: if you’d like to tweet about this webinar, please use #SEJ2021.
MJ, SEJ Staff
39:37
• “Should animals, plants, and robots have the same rights as you?” by Sigal Samuel via Vox: https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/4/4/18285986/robot-animal-nature-expanding-moral-circle-peter-singer • “Why do we care how smart animals are?” by Sigal Samuel via Vox: https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/22373580/animals-intelligent-smart-orcas-chickens
MJ, SEJ Staff
43:23
“The Muslims Who Want to Save Octopuses,” by Lisa de Bode via The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/03/muslim-octopus-zanzibar/554273/
MJ, SEJ Staff
47:29
Hi, Tejendra! Please add your question to the Q&A feature below the speaker video.
MJ, SEJ Staff
47:53
“Swimming with Crocodiles: Nature is avenged by a prehistoric animal” by ANNA LOWENHAUPT TSING & NILS BUBANDT, Orion Magazine: https://orionmagazine.org/article/swimming-with-crocodiles/
MJ, SEJ Staff
54:35
Amanda’s very brief overview of scholarship on climate change and religion: https://www.nxterra.orfaleacenter.ucsb.edu/topic-climate-change-religion/
MJ, SEJ Staff
55:06
Scholarly networks: International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture (ISSRNC) https://www.issrnc.org/page/2/ and Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology https://fore.yale.edu/
MJ, SEJ Staff
56:50
Religious Environmental Non-profits: Interfaith Power and Light (IPL) has state affiliates in almost every state https://www.interfaithpowerandlight.org/. Greenfaith - an “international, multi-faith global network” addressing climate change and other environmental issues https://greenfaith.org/, Hazon - “Jewish lab for sustainability” https://hazon.org/, Catholic Climate Covenant https://catholicclimatecovenant.org/
MJ, SEJ Staff
58:17
https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520303676/the-gospel-of-climate-skepticism
MJ, SEJ Staff
58:59
PRRI 2014 Survey on religion, values, and climate change: https://www.prri.org/research/believers-sympathizers-skeptics-americans-conflicted-climate-change-environmental-policy-science/
MJ, SEJ Staff
01:01:24
FEJ-Funded Project: Chris Berdik of Massachusetts, with Tik Root and Juan Herrero, for reporting for Newsweek and Politico on how faith leaders and the “creation care” movement are affecting the US climate change debate. “Can Christianity Make the U.S. Care About Climate Change?" Newsweek, March 9, 2016, by Tik Root: https://www.newsweek.com/2016/03/18/creation-care-evangelical-christianity-climate-change-434865.html. "Christian. Conservative. Treehugger." Politico Magazine, December 6, 2015, by Chris Berdik: https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/12/christian-conservative-environmentalists-213417.
Enrique Gili
01:01:46
I know https://www.dw.com/en/what-do-fishing-and-family-planning-have-in-common/a-36826151
MJ, SEJ Staff
01:10:20
Turning academic scholarship into general readership article: “When it comes to the environment, minority communities care about more than injustice,” by Amanda Baugh via The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/when-it-comes-to-the-environment-minority-communities-care-about-more-than-injustice-44067
Enrique Gili
01:11:03
Find the advocates, if you can. https://www.dw.com/en/americas-plains-indians-bring-back-bison-to-their-lands/a-46984048
MJ, SEJ Staff
01:12:34
Yale Program on Climate Communication survey: Climate Change in the American Christian Mind: https://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/climate-change-in-the-american-christian-mind/
MJ, SEJ Staff
01:13:24
“‘Within minutes I was weeping’: the US pastor using scripture to mobilize climate action,” in The Guardian by Melissa Godin: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/20/the-rev-scott-hardin-nieri-north-carolina-climate-action
MJ, SEJ Staff
01:15:44
Religion and Climate Change Roundtable hosted by the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture (IUPUI): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYg7IYki4HY
MJ, SEJ Staff
01:17:06
“Seeing God’s Hand in the Deadly Floods, Yet Wondering about Climate Change,” by Meera Subramanian via Inside Climate News: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/24102017/christianity-evangelical-climate-change-flooding-west-virginia/
MJ, SEJ Staff
01:17:49
Generation Climate: Can Young Evangelicals Change the Climate Debate?For students at this top evangelical college, loving God means protecting creation. That includes dealing with the human sources of climate change.BY MEERA SUBRAMANIAN: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/21112018/evangelicals-climate-change-action-creation-care-wheaton-college-millennials-yeca/
Meaghan Parker
01:17:58
Questions about applying for FEJ grants or RESP fellowship? Stay online after the panel discussion ends at 2 PM ET to ask me and Meera your questions.
MJ, SEJ Staff
01:19:52
National Catholic Reporter / Earth Beat: https://www.ncronline.org/earthbeat
MJ, SEJ Staff
01:20:25
From SEJ’s 2018 Conference in Flint, MI: Faith and the Environment: How Religious Leaders Are Changing Hearts in Support of Eco-justice: https://www.sej.org/sej-annual-conferences/AC2018-agenda-saturday#CS4NATION.⁃ Audio recording: https://www.sej.org/sej-annual-conferences/AC2018-coverage#CS4NATION
Nancy Forde
01:21:49
colonialism is entirely anti-environment. Definitely. white supremacy is baked into how US and Canada were formed and colonialism anywhere. This is a vital webinar. Thanks for these conversations.
MJ, SEJ Staff
01:22:20
https://www.sej.org/publications/sejournal/overview
MJ, SEJ Staff
01:22:28
SEJ’s Climate Change Resource Guide: https://www.sej.org/climate-guide
Nancy Forde
01:25:44
fascinating (multiple flood origin stories); intriguing to how that kind of cataclysmic event is translated into oral narrative and later art, mythology in various religions and spiritualities.
Meaghan Parker
01:26:26
In addition to SEJournal's free tipsheets and backgrounders, SEJ's members-only listservs are a great resource for journalists new to environmental beat -- you can ask veteran environmental journalists for advice and sources. Join SEJ at www.sej.org/join
Nancy Forde
01:27:37
Maybe called “eco” knowledge now but has always been known as knowledge in Indigenous cultures
Nancy Forde
01:28:03
no separation from land (Indigenous). Love this convo.
Nancy Forde
01:29:28
Humility so key. One of the Seven Grandfather Teachings, too. Decolonizing approach.
MJ, SEJ Staff
01:29:51
Thank you for joining us today! The recording of this webinar and the chat log will be available here later today or tomorrow: https://bit.ly/3eW57h0. It will also be emailed to you. Reminder: If you're planning to apply for SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism grant on this topic, stick around to ask our Executive Director Meaghan Parker your FEJ questions.In the meantime, please:Follow SEJ:• https://twitter.com/sejorg• https://www.facebook.com/SocietyOfEnvironmentalJournalists• https://www.instagram.com/sejournalistsApply for a Fund for Environmental Journalism grant: http://bit.ly/2KLA6k4#SEJ2022 Conference in Houston: https://www.sej.org/initiatives/sej-annual-conferences/AC2022-mainSign up for SEJ’s email lists to receive reporting resources and environmental news directly to your inbox: https://www.sej.org/sej-info-mailing-listsBecome an SEJ member: https://www.sej.org/how-to-join-sejThanks again and take care!
Theresa Braine
01:30:11
In case useful, the work of Zen Buddhist scholar David Loy focuses on this. David Loy, a Zen Buddhist scholar whose focus is environment? https://www.davidloy.orgHe wrote EcoDharmahttps://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Ecodharma/David-Loy/9781614293828
Nancy Forde
01:30:13
thank you from the bottom of my agnostic soul lol thank you!
Theresa Braine
01:30:35
Thank you!
MJ, SEJ Staff
01:31:41
The Society of Environmental Journalists is now accepting proposals for story grants of up to $5,000 on two topics:Environment-climate-religion connections, including underrepresented religions. Register for the related #SEJ2021 Webinar here.Environmental health and justice in the United States, including chemical/toxic exposure and pollution. Register for the related #SEJ2021 Webinar here.
MJ, SEJ Staff
01:32:08
DEADLINE: June 15, 2021, 11:59 p.m. ET
MJ, SEJ Staff
01:34:16
Full list of guidelines: https://www.sej.org/initiatives/fej-program-guidelines
Enrique Gili
01:34:42
What if you’ve hit upon a story and you’d like to return to a topic that you’ve covered on prior occasions?
MJ, SEJ Staff
01:35:37
Only one FEJ application per person will be accepted.
MJ, SEJ Staff
01:37:32
Note — this FEJ topic is limited to the U.S.: Environmental health and justice in the United States, including chemical/toxic exposure and pollution.
Meera Subramanian
01:39:57
RESP fellowship: http://sites.bu.edu/resp/resp-fellowship/
Whitney Bauck
01:43:46
For the fellowship, how much of a history doing stories that include BOTH religion AND environment in one piece do we need to have to be in the running (as opposed to lots of stories in each category but not necessarily crossover pieces)?
Whitney Bauck
01:50:00
Cool. Thank you so much!
Meera Subramanian
01:51:08
thanks, everyone!!
Laura Read
01:52:26
What sorts of things are usually included in the budgets for your applications? (I’m a freelancer.) For example, car driving time for interviews and archival research, gas expenses, my time as a researcher/writer?
MJ, SEJ Staff
01:52:44
If you’re interested in the Environmental Health and Justice topic for FEJ, catch the recording from last week’s webinar here: https://www.sej.org/calendar/sej-webinar-what-would-real-environmental-health-and-justice-look-like
Meaghan Parker
01:57:57
mparker@sej.org
MJ, SEJ Staff
01:58:07
Apply for a Fund for Environmental Journalism grant: http://bit.ly/2KLA6k4
MJ, SEJ Staff
01:58:17
The Religion & Environment Story Project (RESP) fellowship: http://sites.bu.edu/resp/resp-fellowship/
Meaghan Parker
01:58:20
https://www.sej.org/initiatives/fej-program-guidelines
Meera Subramanian
01:58:20
RESP contact: http://sites.bu.edu/resp/contact/
Theresa Braine
01:58:30
Thank you both!!
Anastasia Karavasileiou
01:58:43
thank you!