A Climate of Hope: Scientists and Faith Communities Addressing the Climate Crisis Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion

Tuesday, December 17th 2019, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Room 216, Jesuit School of Theology, 1735 Le Roy Avenue Berkeley, CA 94709

Worldwide, accumulated data show that the climate is changing at an unprecedented rate and that this crisis is primarily a result of human activity. The changes have resulted in warming oceans, extreme weather events, shrinking ice sheets, sea level rise, and more. Delicate ecosystems and the poorest and most vulnerable people in societies are disproportionately affected by the devastation. 

Many religious communities are working closely with scientists, civic leaders, and policy-makers to address the causes and effects of climate change. However, although there is overlap between the groups, sometimes scientists and people of faith experience challenges understanding and engaging with each other. Dr. Katharine Hayhoe and Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, as scientists and leaders in their faith communities, help build trust and enhance communication between the scientific and religious communities. They connect forefront science with a passion for world service in ways that resonate with both groups, fostering dialogue about shaping effective practices for environmental stewardship. 

Join the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) program, Dr. Hayhoe, and Bishop Jefferts Schori for a discussion on climate change, environmental stewardship, and ways faith communities and scientists are working together to address one of today’s most pressing issues.

Lecture will begin at 2:30pm.

This free public event is hosted by the AAAS DoSER program.  For questions please contact DoSER@aaas.org.

If you cannot attend in person, live streaming will be available. You do not need to register to join the livestream.