Nov 4-5, 2016
Climate Change Challenges
Faithful Responses to Ecological Crisis
Classroom B at Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP), Berkeley, California
NOTE: Paper sessions are held in the same classroom as the last meeting (and just down the hall from Tucson room where previous meetings were held).
ScheduleFriday, Nov 4
2-5 pm - Paper Session
5-7 pm - Business Meeting, Social Time, Dinner
7-8:30 pm - Public Lecture, Jack Crossley (USC Emeritus)
Note: The public lecture is held in the Tucson Room.
Saturday, Nov 5
9:30 am-noon - Paper Session
TopicThe papers for the Fall 2016 meeting examine a theology of ecology (and will be posted shortly before the meeting).
Paper Session - Friday, Nov 4, 2-5 pm
"Climate Debt, Climate Justice: A Crucifixion, Resurrection, Incarnation Perspective"
Cynthia Moe-Lobeda (CDSP)
May discuss topics from her book Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation, Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013 (Amazon)
Respondent is Peter Hess (CTNS)
"Theology, Economic Symbols and the Environment"
Malcolm Young (Grace Cathedral, SF)
The paper considers the importance of ongoing theological examination of our economic thought and its influence on our understanding of the environment. He may also draw upon topics from his book The Invisible Hand in the Wilderness: Economics, Ecology and God, Mercer University Press, 2014. (Amazon)
Respondent is Dustyn Ragasa (GTU)
Public Lecture - Friday, 7-8:30 pm
Public Lecture, Jack Crossley
Held in the Tucson Room.
Paper Session - Saturday, Nov 5, 9:30 am-noon
Ann Woods (GTU)"Asceticism: A Missing Dimension in Climate Change Responses" (pdf)
Respondent is Dan R. Smith (Lutheran Church of the Incarnation, Davis)
"Good Vibrations: San Francisco Swedenborgians, Other-than-Humans, and the Anthropocene"
Devin Zuber (GTU, Swedenborgian Studies)
Respondent is Braden Molhoek (GTU)
Anyone may register at the meeting or online via the PCTS registration page.
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