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April 9 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT


Physical Sciences Building Room 120

Environmental Justice & Faith

Engaging Christian Approaches

Lecture by Rev. Dr. Ben Lowe
+ Panel Discussion with:
Dr. Thomas Hirschl, Global Development, Cornell University
Rev. Terrance A. King, St. James AME Zion Church
Dr. Poppy McLeod, Communications,
Cornell University

April 9, 2024
Reception to follow
Physical Sciences Building Room 120

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Around the world, questions of environmental justice affect people of every belief system. As a global religion practiced by around a third of the world’s people, Christianity offers substantial resources for intellectual and practical approaches to environmental justice. There are also significant opportunities to partner on environmental justice questions with other faith communities and those who identify with nonreligious ethical perspectives. This lecture and following panel discussion will bring together nonprofit leaders and faculty to describe multiple approaches to environmental justice rooted in Christian faith, and to reflect on ways Christian communities can learn from others and contribute to environmental justice for all. Whatever your own beliefs, join us to think about paths to environmental justice together.

Follow-up Panel Conversation with Cornell Faculty, including:

Co-sponsored by Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability, The Veritas Forum, Chesterton House, Faith & Environment Community of Practice, and Cornell Global Development Department

Rev. Dr. Ben Lowe; Executive Director, A Rocha USA

Ben was formerly Deputy Executive Director of A Rocha International. He has a BS in Environmental Biology from Wheaton College (IL) and a PhD from the University of Florida focused on the human, religious, and ethical dimensions of environmental change and conservation. Originally from Singapore, Ben was the founding national organizer of Young Evangelicals for Climate Action and has served on the boards of A Rocha USA, A Rocha International, the Au Sable Institute, and Christians for Social Action. He is the author of multiple books and his work has been featured in media outlets including Audubon Magazine, Christianity Today, and The New York Times. Ben is based in the warm and watery state of Florida, USA, where he can often be found kayaking on the Indian River Lagoon.

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