How do our personal and collective investments affect women and earth? That will be discussed at a conference happening Friday February 13th and Saturday February 14th at the Loretto Center in Denver.
The key-note speaker is Lisi Krall, a Professor of Economics at the State University of New York, Cortland, with expertise in political , cultural and ecological economics, who has written and spoken on feminist economics. The impulse and direction of her work is driven by one over-arching concern: how to reconcile the global market economy with the biophysical limits of the planet in a way that encourages humans to once again become a species embedded in the Earth. Krall says that “ecological economics is a new paradigm that places the economy in the broader bio-sphere. So ecological economics is concerned with how large the economy can get relative to the bio-physical constraints of the planet.” Krall says it emerged “because the issue of environmental limits had pretty much disappeared from economic discourse over the last 200 years.”
Mary Hunt is a feminist theologian who is co-founder and co-director of the Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER). Hunt says she is interested in how women, people of color, queer people and others have been marginalized and kept out of the conversation that shapes the religious fabric of our culture. Hunt says “where we put our resources really indicates what we believe, what we’re committed to, where we cast our lot.”
The Sacred Economics Conference is being organized by The Loretto Women’s Network and the Loretto’s Earth Network in Denver.