About the Author
Cynthia Moe-Lobeda has lectured or consulted in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and many parts of North America in theology and matters of climate justice, economic justice, environmental racism, economic globalization, moral agency, public church, and eco-feminist theology. She is author of Healing a Broken World: Globalization and God (Fortress, 2002), Public Church: For the Life of the World (Fortress, 2004), and numerous articles and chapters. She is co-author of The Bible and Ethics: A New Conversation (Fortress, 20187), Francis and the Foolishness of God (Orbis, 1993), and Say to this Mountain: Mark’s Story of Discipleship (Orbis, 1996).
Dr. Moe-Lobeda is Professor of Theological and Social Ethics at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, and is a member of the Core Doctoral Faculty of the Graduate Theological Union. She holds a doctoral degree in Christian Ethics from Union Theological Seminary, affiliated with Columbia University.
Moe-Lobeda has served on commissions or projects of the World Council of Churches and the Lutheran World Federation. She was appointed theological consultant to the Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and has served as a health worker in Honduras and as Director of the Washington, D.C. office of Augsburg College’s Center for Global Education. A recent transplant to the Bay Area in California from Seattle, and having long loved hiking in the lush Cascade Mountains, she now relishes also beauty of Northern California’s splendid hills and forests.
Talk given June 7, 2012, at the Common Good Cafe at University Temple United methodist Church in Seattle.