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Climate Colonialism, Climate Justice, and Hope for the Future from the World's Religions

Wednesday, March 20th 2019, 7:00pm
Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road Berkeley, CA 94709

Climate justice may be the foremost moral challenge of the 21st century. Humankind – or rather parts of us – are threatening Earth’s capacity to regenerate and support life, including human life. Race and class dimensions of the climate crisis are haunting and daunting. While caused primarily by high-consuming people, climate change is wreaking death and destruction first and foremost on impoverished people who are disproportionately people of color. How are we to face this crisis with courage, wisdom, agency, and hope? What does religion bring to this question? This presentation aims at interdisciplinary and inter-religious inquiry into these burning questions.

Dr. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda is Professor of Theological and Social Ethics at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary of California Lutheran University and Church Divinity School of the Pacific and a member of the Core Doctoral Faculty of the GTU. She has lectured or consulted in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, and many parts of North America.

Presentation and Q&A. Free and open to the public.