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Centennial Lecture on Christian Theology and Climate Change at Concordia College
January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
CENTENNIAL LECTURE ON CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Dr. Hilda Koster, associate professor of religion at Concordia, will present a Centennial Scholars Lecture, “Christian Theology and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Approach,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in Morrie Jones Conference Center A-B, Knutson Campus Center.
Any comprehensive engagement with Christian theology and climate change must start with the acknowledgement that climate change is a multifaceted, global problem that requires the collaboration of key players. For Christian theology to contribute it must also recognize that North Atlantic Christianity is as much part of the problem as it may be part of the solution. This lecture reports on research and a book project that addresses these concerns. Given the complicity of North Atlantic Christianity in the current crisis, the main essays are written by theologians situated within a “high carbon footprint” context and followed by responses from contributors outside North Atlantic Christian theology. The project further asks how Christians might find common ground allowing them to come together and critically engage the ecological wisdom in the deepest roots of their traditions in order to collaborate with others in the face of global climate distortions.
This three-year project involving 80 theologians is the largest collaboration between scholars from the U.S. and Western Europe with scholars from the Global South (countries that are already feeling the impact of climate change most drastically) on Christian theology and climate change to date.
The lecture is free and open to the public.