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“Eco-Dao: an Ecological Theology of Dao”

Tuesday, November 19th 2019, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road Berkeley, CA 94709

In continuation of his first lecture, Dr. Heup Young Kim, Distinguished Asian Theologian in Residence at GTU, will explain fundamental insights for his formulation of ecological theology of the Dao (namely, Ecodao), as an application of Theodao in this age of ecological crisis and technology. In and through an in-depth dialogue with Confucianism and Daoism, this lecture will focus on Neo-Confucian notions of anthropocosmic vision, the Great Ultimate (Taiji with yin-yang relation), vital force (qi, homologous to ruach and pneuma), and inclusive humanism. It will further illuminate remarkable similarities between Eco-Dao and the papal encyclical Laudato si’.