Our colleagues from Churches and Mining Network (IyM) and DKA Austria invite you to a conversation on Theologies, Ecologies and Extractivism. The event will happen next Wednesday (30th) at 7pm Brussels/Rome.
06/28/2021.- The extractivist model is approaching its tipping point, but the economic model dependent on the plundering of territories is increasingly looking for ways to drain the blood from the Earth, the rivers, the forests. Mining is a common evil in the indigenous territories, in the peasant lands that try to live on agriculture, fishing, as a way of life. The communities and peoples who can help us recover the integrality of life are “pressure is being put on them to abandon their homelands to make room for agricultural or mining projects which are undertaken without regard for the degradation of nature and culture” (LS 146)
Listening to the cries of the communities affected by big mining, added to the groans of Mother Earth, the Reflection Group on Theologies and Extractivism, formed by theologians from Europe and Latin America and convened by the network Churches and Mining (IyM) and DKA Austria, seeks to constitute a space that helps the churches to walk in “concern for nature, for justice with the poor, for a shared commitment to society and for inner peace” (cf. LS 10). Considering the present moment in which humanity is living, facing the pandemic that denounces the ecocidal and genocidal condition of the current economic model, the space seeks to illuminate, from Christian social ethics, the ways to overcome inequality that is effective for the benefit of financial markets but is far from an integral human development (cf. FT 21).
With the earth suffering labor pains, amputated and wounded, with the peoples hurt and sick, the diverse theological views and grounded in life itself, allow us to settle our journey in defense of life and territories. For this reason, the Churches and Mining Network with its initiative of the Mining Divestment Campaign, and DKA of Austria, with its campaign The Use of Gold in the Churches, invite you to the Public Forum: “Feeling with the Earth: Theologies for Resistance in times of extractivism” to be held on June 30 at 12:00 (Col). This meeting is part of the Listening for the Latin American Ecclesial Assembly.
The seminar will present reflections from three thematic axes: Mining and Ethical Pastoral Perspective; Theologies, Gold and Liturgy; and Post Colonial Theologies. The reflections generated from these topics by specialists seek a pedagogical approach that allows us to question, build and illuminate the action of the community of faith in the face of the strativist realities, in the invitation to ethical coherence in the construction of a Samaritan Economy and of the Common Good.
📆 Wednesday (30)
⏰ 12h Colombia – 07 pm Brussels/Roma
🎙Translation: Spanish and English
📌 Link to Zoom and registrations: https://bit.ly/SentirLaTierraWeb
Post by Churches and Mining (IyM) Network