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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:
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
39th Annual Luther Lecturer, University of Regina (Luther College). Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
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.
“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 ]
“Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation,” public lecture at Norwegian Schoo of Theology MF, Oslo Norway.
“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
“Climate Debt as Race Debt and Climate Colonialism: Forging a Just Future,” Society of Christian Ethics annual meeting
“Climate Debt, Race Debt, Climate Colonialism: Forging a Just Future,” American Academy of Religion annual meeting (Co-authored with Jennifer Harvey.)
Plenary lecturer, annual Lutheran Studies conference, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
“Climate Change as Climate Injustice: Moral Mandate and Policy Implications,” summer conference at
Seattle University entitled “Just Sustainability: Hope for the Commons.”
Eucharist and Commencement Address, Lutheran School of Theology. Chicago, Illinois.
Presentation on Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Economic-Ecological Vocation, St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral. Seattle, Washington.
Keynote speaker, conference on ecology and congregational life, Trinity Lutheran Theological Seminary. Columbus, Ohio.
Presenter at WATER’s Feminist Conversations in Religion Series Teleconference.
“Mapping the Field of Religion and Ecology: Theories, Methods” (panel paper), American Academy of Religion annual meeting. Baltimore, Maryland.
“Theology and Environmental Justice,” sponsored by Theological Education Committee (panel paper), American Academy of Religion annual meeting. Baltimore, Maryland.
Keynote speaker at Earth Ministry’s “Celebration of St. Francis: Ecojustice, Social Justice, and the Christian Conscience.” Seattle, Washington.
“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.
Keynote Speaker, Tri-Synodical Theological Conference. ELCA, Iowa.
“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.
“Climate Injustice and Lutheran Resources for Climate Justice,” panel presentation, annual Convocation of Lutheran Teaching Theologians, Trinity Lutheran Theological Seminary, Columbus, Ohio.
Keynote speaker, 18th Annual Conference on the Vocation of a Lutheran College.
Convocation keynote speaker, Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
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.
Theologian in Residence, “ELCA Congregation-Based Community Organizing conference for leaders from Latino, Arab and Middle Eastern, and African Descent congregations.” Chicago, Illinois.
“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.
“A Viable Water Ethic for ‘Planet Water,’” invited paper at “Water – The Crisis Ahead,” a conference called by the Foundation for the Future.
“Unmasking Evil that Parades as Good: Critical Mystical Vision,” Society of Christian Ethics annual meeting. San Jose, California.