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CENTER NEWSMay 20, 2013
Tom Farr's Presentation at the Common Word Conference on April 24
May 20, 2013
Roger Trigg Explores the Links between Philosophy of Religion and Religious Marginalization
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The Challenge of Climate Change and Energy Policy
The Gulf oil spill has shown the effect of our addiction to oil. Weather-related disasters are raising public consciousness. And global temperatures are rising at a steady and alarming pace, due primarily to human activities. Rev. Wallis injects biblical and theological reasoning into the climate and energy debate, reminding us that the a faithful understanding of ecology is rooted in the assertion that creation is not a raw material waiting to be exploited, but rather God’s manifold works (Psalm 104:24). Wallis poses provocative questions for all of us to consider. What are the policies and practices that can develop clean, efficient, and renewable energy sources to reduce our consumption of the earth’s finite resources? Is this just a policy matter, or will it require a conversion to a clean energy economy? What are the spiritual issues involved and why is the faith community playing a key role in matters concerning the environment?
November 13, 2012
Bringing a wealth of scientific knowledge and a keen political and theological mind, Alycia Ashburn offers a compelling case for faith-based engagement in US and global climate and energy policy. Ashburn is the director of Sojourners’ Creation Care Campaign. She challenges students to read...
October 25, 2011
Lyndsay Moseley worked with the Sierra Club to build alliances between environmental activists and the faith community. The true costs of our energy model are born by the weak and powerless, to the profit of those with money and influence. Challenges range from extraction, such as mountain-top...
November 2, 2010
Rev. Richard Cizik, a leading voice on climate change advocacy within the evangelical community described the “new ecumenism” evident in partnerships among evangelicals and Catholics, conservatives and liberals on the crucial issue of environmental stewardship. The current threat posed to the...
Bill McKibben’s Deep Economy sets out an alternative economic model geared to promoting communities rather than simple financial growth. This vision of economy is as relevant in the developing world as in the developed countries, and McKibben marshals evidence from India and China as well as...
David Orr’s Down to the Wire argues that the basic division within the politics of climate change is not between left and right, but between those who would defer responsibility to future generations and those willing to act now. Damage already done to the environment will bring consequences for...
David Gushee’s The Future of Faith in American Politics charts a course for the next generation of evangelical political involvement in the United States. A crucial component of this vision is that the old culture war issues will be only one part of evangelical witness, with issues like Creation...