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Thu10Dec202010:00am Zoom - link below
Climate Realities, Climate Change: Envisioning Our Future
This event is on December 10 at 10:00am Pacific.
In conjunction with the publication of Eco Bible, Vol. 1: An Ecological Commentary on Genesis and Exodus, CIPL is highlighting this webinar from our partner, the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development.
As we head into the year 2021, we look to our religious traditions for vision and foresight as we confront the challenges facing us as a result of climate change.
Rabbi Yonatan Neril, ICSD founder and co-author of the Eco Bible, will be joined by:
Dr. Laurie Zoloth, Margaret E. Burton Professor of Religion and Ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School and the Senior Advisor to the Provost for Programs on Social Ethics. Zoloth holds a bachelor’s degree in women studies from the University of California, Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of the State of New York. She received a master’s degree in Jewish studies and a doctorate in social ethics from the Graduate Theological Union. Zoloth also holds a master’s degree in English from San Francisco State University. A leader in the field of religious studies with particular scholarly interest in bioethics and Jewish studies, Zoloth’s research explores religion and ethics, drawing from sources ranging from Biblical and Talmudic texts to postmodern Jewish philosophy. She also researches the practices of interreligious dialogue, exploring how religion plays a role in public discussion and policy.
Dr. Chris Doran, Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. He studied the intersection of theology and science at Berkeley’s Graduate Theological Union after receiving a bachelor’s degree in biology and a Master of Divinity from Pepperdine, and then returned to his alma mater as faculty. After acknowledging that climate change is the most significant issue facing the future of human civilization, he created the Sustainability Minor, the largest multidisciplinary program in the history of Pepperdine’s Seaver College. His most recent book is Hope in the Age of Climate Change: Creation Care this Side of the Resurrection, which looks to understand how the resurrection of Jesus should inspire us to be leaders in solutions to climate change and other sustainability challenges. His current research project seeks to articulate a Christian theological response to both human and nonhuman migration and displacement due to the climate crisis.
Dr. Mark Douglas, an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and Professor of Christian Ethics at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA, where he directs the Master of Theology degree program. He is the founding editor of @ this point: theological reflections on church and culture, the seminary’s online journal, and the author of Confessing Christ in the 21 st Century (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005), Believing Aloud: Reflections on Being Religious in the Public Sphere (Cascade, 2010), Christian Pacifism for the Environmental Age (Cambridge University Press, 2019), and a forthcoming book, Modernity, the Environment, and the Just War Tradition. His current work explores connections between violence and climate change at the beginning of the Anthropocene.