posted Mar 21, 2011, 10:24 AM by Andy Lewis
updated Nov 3, 2013, 9:55 AM
In April 2011, Members of the Trinity House Catholic Worker and the “In the Land of the Living Collective” in Michigan are organizing a symposium with Ched Myers, John Zerzan and Layla AbdelRahi to be held at the University of New Mexico. This symposium will continue an ongoing dialogue between people of the Judeo-Christian faith and those interested in Anarcho-Primitivsm who—although seemingly different—are mutually invested in the survival of the earth and healthy cultures.
Having a conversation about environmentalism and a radical critique of the dominant culture in a public sphere, where it can be documented will surely be an important event and we are deeply interested in having a biblical perspective incorporated. Ched’s ability to stare unflinchingly at the darkness of the culture and explore what responsible biblical action means in the face of it sets him apart from most theologians and writers. His analyses help Christians who hope to be part of the solution, instead of the problem. Christians have a long history of violence, oppression and justifying vast environmental irresponsibility. We believe that conversations such as this, where prophetic Christian voices are being heard outside of the church setting, contribute to the Kingdom of Heaven here on Earth and encourage folks around the world that Christians are relevant to creating environmental and social change.
John Zerzan and Layla Abdel Rahim are leading theorist concerning the civilization critique. They will be in conversation with Ched Meyers about many different issues. Is civilization sustainable? What can we learn from the tribal Jewish past? Can Social Ecology and Christianity work together?
Following the recent Roots of Resistance conference in Portland, some of the folks involved with Land of the Living drove down to Eugene to be on John Zerzan's radio show. Click here to listen or download the show.
Also, there will be a one-day gathering in Evanston, IL (right outside Chicago), on Tuesday October 12th with theologian Ched Myers. Ched will be presenting on the
connections between green anarchy and
Christianity; we're still working out the details of the presentation.
There will be plenty of time for discussion (which is sorely needed due
to all the developments with these topics over the past year or so). It will be at Reba Christian Fellowship in RoomC 535 Custer Ave. For more info contact Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many of the talks and panel discussions from the 2009 anarcho-primitivism and christianity conference, Gathering Around the Un-Hewn Stone: Biblical Explorations of Nature, Civilization, and Feral Faith, are now posted and available for download. Check them out in the 'conference audio' section to the right.
Since some of the pages of the journal are difficult to read in PDF form, we decided to upload most of them directly to the website. Go to the essay section to see what's up so far! If anyone has any articles they would like to contribute to the site, or to future journals, email us: email@example.com
posted Jul 18, 2010, 3:09 PM by Andy Lewis
updated Jul 18, 2010, 3:25 PM
Volume 5 of In The Land of the Living is available for download. Soon we'll be putting all the individual essays from Vol. 5 on the site in the 'essay' section to make them more easily readable online.