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Green Values, Religion, Secularism and the ethical basis for social and environmental action

10 Nov 2016

By Thu 10 Nov 2016July 6th, 2020Events, GREEN VALUES

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Event Details



Green European Foundation, with the support of Green Foundation Ireland and in partnership with the Irish School of Ecumenics at Trinity College Dublin, host a Seminar “Irish School of Ecumenics, TCD, Dublin 2″

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Irish School of Ecumenics, TCD, Dublin 2.

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While admission is FREE to this event, registration is REQUIRED.

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The Irish School of Ecumenics is situated in the main Trinity Campus, beside the Department of Zoology. Here is a map to help you locate it.

As the Irish School of Ecumenics is near the Pearse Station end of the Trinity Campus, public transport is the best option as car parking on Trinity Campus is strictly forbidden, except for staff with permits. The location is close to the DART at Pearse Station and to bus routes that go via Pearse Street and Westland Row.

The easiest car parking is on either Merrion Square West or Fenian Street. There is also a car park at the Setanta Centre.

Event Programme



Francis Duffy
Green Party Councillor, Lecturer and Architect
Sorley McCaughey
Director of Advocacy and Policy at Christian Aid
Erica Meijers
Theologian and Co-Editor of “Green Values, Religion and Secularism”
Cathriona Russell
Lecturer in Environmental Ethics at TCD,
formerly Director M.Phil in Ecology and Ethics at All Hallows College, Dublin

The panel will be followed by a Q&A session.

Further updates on this event will appear on this page.

With thanks to the European Parliament for financial provision to GEF which supports this event.


Following the successful implementation of the project Green Values, Religion and Secularism over the past two years, and the publication of a book under the same name, our Conference will address themes which arose from the seminars held during the past year to promote the book. The debate will build on themes which emerged during the project activities over the past two years.

“Green Values,
Religion and Secularism”

Edited by:
(Green Foundation Ireland)
(Bureau de Helling)

You can read more about the book, which is also available for downloading, here.

In an era of trending populism, our Conference intends to remind a wide audience of both academia and Green activists of the values underpinning European democracy and civil society, and to engage in a dialogue with a wide public on Green viewpoints on how these values can be practised in the world today.

The Green critique of modernity approaches a religious critique of humanism, understood as humans being the measure of all things. Green values are also critical of the idea of the isolated individual as the basis of social and economic life. What are the core values which inspire ecological and social activism?