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The Network of Spiritual Progressives has chosen Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological and Economic Vocation for its initial book club offering. The network, co-founded by Cornel West, Sister Joan Chittester, and Rabbi Michael Lerner, brings together people of all faiths with a focus on non-violence, caring for the earth, love, and generosity. The book group provides an online opportunity for individuals to read, comment, and discuss the same book. The first online discussion took place on March 9 with the opening sections of the book. The group is open to the public. Email Amy Broyles for more information.

UPCOMING EVENTS  & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

Summer 2015

Plenary address, ELCA Campus Pastors’ Conference – California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA. June 2015

“Climate Change as Race Debt, Class Debt, Climate Colonialism: Moral Conundrums and Policy Implications,” paper for section 12 of 10th International Whitehead Conference: Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization, Claremont Graduate University, June 2015

Plenary Speaker, Korsvei Festival, Seljord, Norway, summer 2015

ARCHIVE OF EVENTS (SINCE 2010)

 

International Presentations and Consultations

FALL 2014
39th Annual Luther Lecturer, University of Regina (Luther College). Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

JANUARY 2014
Leader and presenter for the Christian cycle of readings, annual interfaith International Theology Conference of the Shalom Hartman Institute, an interfaith conference in Jerusalem, Israel.

AUGUST 2014, JANUARY 2014
North American theologian for Ecumenical Panel on a New Financial and Economic Architecture, convened by the World Council of Churches, World Communion of Reformed Churches, and Lutheran World Federation, Geneva, Switzerland.

MAY-JUNE 2013
“The Ecological-Economic Debt of the Global North and Why ‘We’ Fail to See It,” a plenary paper at “Redeeming the Marketplace: Theological Contributions to an Alternative Economics, an international conference sponsored by the John Knox Center, Geneva.  “Moral-Spiritual Agency toward Moral Eco-nomy,” a plenary paper at the same.
 [ Read article: “Theologians Probe Economic Alternatives for Common Good ]

MAY 2013
“Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation,” public lecture at Norwegian Schoo of Theology MF, Oslo Norway.

NOVEMBER 2010
“Environmental Racism and the Environmental Justice Movement,” lecture delivered at consultation on Theological Education and Eco-Justice Ministries, Sponsored by the National Council of Churches of India (Creation, Justice, Peace Commission) and the Senate of Serampore College, Nagpur, India.  

“Eco- Justice as a Theological and Moral Issue,” lecture delivered at the same.

“Christian Ethics in the Face of Systemic Evil,” public lecture at Tamilnadu Theological Seminary, Madurai, India.

“Christian Response to Systemic Evil,” public lecture at United Theological College, Bangalore, India. 

“Neighbor-Love as a Political-Ecological Vocation: Clues from Luther,” keynote address, Reformation Day Retreat, Gurukul Lutheran Theological College and Research Institute, Chennai, India.

Domestic Events and Speaking Engagements

JANUARY 2015
“Climate Debt as Race Debt and Climate Colonialism: Forging a Just Future,” Society of Christian Ethics annual meeting

NOVEMEBR 2014
“Climate Debt, Race Debt, Climate Colonialism: Forging a Just Future,” American Academy of Religion annual meeting (Co-authored with Jennifer Harvey.)

SEPTEMBER 2014
Plenary lecturer, annual Lutheran Studies conference, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA

AUGUST 2014
“Climate Change as Climate Injustice: Moral Mandate and Policy Implications,” summer conference at
Seattle University entitled “Just Sustainability: Hope for the Commons.”

MAY 2014
Eucharist and Commencement Address, Lutheran School of Theology. Chicago, Illinois.

SPRING 2014
Presentation on Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Economic-Ecological Vocation, St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral. Seattle, Washington.

MARCH 2014
Keynote speaker, conference on ecology and congregational life, Trinity Lutheran Theological Seminary. Columbus, Ohio.

NOVEMBER 2013
Presenter at WATER’s Feminist Conversations in Religion Series Teleconference.

NOVEMBER 2013
“Mapping the Field of Religion and Ecology: Theories, Methods” (panel paper), American Academy of  Religion annual meeting. Baltimore, Maryland.

NOVEMBER 2013
“Theology and Environmental Justice,” sponsored by Theological Education Committee (panel paper), American Academy of Religion annual meeting. Baltimore, Maryland.

OCTOBER 2013
Keynote speaker at Earth Ministry’s “Celebration of St. Francis: Ecojustice, Social Justice, and the Christian Conscience.”  Seattle, Washington.

OCTOBER 2013
“Climate Change, Race, and Class,” invited paper at planning consultation team for the “Race, Class, Gender” track of the ninth Ecological Civilization Conference and tenth International Whitehead Conference. Claremont Graduate University.

SEPTEMBER 2013
Keynote Speaker, Tri-Synodical Theological Conference. ELCA, Iowa.

AUGUST 2013
“Toward a More Just and Inclusive Global Economic System: Exploring Alternatives,” plenary paper, annual Convocation of Lutheran Teaching Theologians, Southern Lutheran Theological Seminary. Columbia, South Carolina.

AUGUST 2012
“Climate Injustice and Lutheran Resources for Climate Justice,” panel presentation, annual Convocation of  Lutheran Teaching Theologians, Trinity Lutheran Theological Seminary, Columbus, Ohio.

JULY/AUGUST 2012
Keynote speaker, 18th Annual Conference on the Vocation of a Lutheran College.

APRIL  2012
Convocation keynote speaker, Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

FEBRUARY 2012
Response to “Elements of Tradition, Protest, and New Creation in Monetary Systems: A Political Theology of Market Miracles,” by Nimi Warimoko at “Twelfth Ttransdisciplinary Theological Colloquium:   Common Good(s): Economy, Ecology, Political Theology,” Drew University.

DECEMBER 2010
Theologian in Residence, “ELCA Congregation-Based Community Organizing conference for leaders from Latino, Arab and Middle Eastern, and African Descent congregations.” Chicago, Illinois.

OCTOBER 2010
“Church in, as, and against White Racism,” Race and Religion at this Critical Moment (panel title), Race and Pedagogy National Conference, University of Puget Sound. Tacoma, Washington.

APRIL 2010
“A Viable Water Ethic for ‘Planet Water,’” invited paper at “Water – The Crisis Ahead,” a conference called by the Foundation for the Future.

JANUARY 2010
“Unmasking Evil that Parades as Good: Critical Mystical Vision,” Society of Christian Ethics annual meeting. San Jose, California.

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