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Take class with CEE in November. Topics in Ministry: Religion and Climate Change
Nov 9 to Nov 10
SU190 Course Fall 2018: Topics in Ministry
Religion and Climate Change: The World’s Faith & Wisdom Traditions in Ecological Crisis
Registration is open to UTS students/SU190 and to the public for a $25 registration fee. Register here.
Climate change is about more than science and economics. It raises questions about our moral obligations to one another across space and time and the nature of our interconnectedness. The same is true of other aspects of our ecological crisis: deforestation, extinction of a vast number of species, and the depletion and contamination of soil, water and air. A deep inquiry into human belief systems yields insights into both the root causes of this problem and the sources of hope. Our studies include Laudato Si by Pope Francis, the legacy of the Standing Rock prayer camp, The Time to Act Is Now: A Buddhist Declaration on Climate Change, The African Methodist Episcopal Church Statement on Climate Change and other major statements and voices. We also examine the ways in which theological language has been used to bolster support for the continued extraction and burning of fossil fuels.