Event Title

Why Care? Biblical and Ecological Motivations for Creation Care

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Cremona 102

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Day of Common Learning

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Air pollution, ocean acidification, global warming, species extinctions, deforestation, water shortages. News headlines feature these on a seemingly daily basis. But, the problems may seem too big to do anything about. Or, they’re too far away. Or, maybe you just have bigger fish to fry, like working on global poverty or local homelessness. Or, there are more pressing deadlines, like that term paper due tomorrow. Maybe you should just let the hippies and eco-freaks deal with the environmental stuff? In this breakout session, we (a theologian and an ecologist) will lay out a number of Biblical and scientific reasons why Creation Care should not just be left to someone else. From the selfish and practical (healthy forests literally make the air you breathe and clean the water your drink) to the devout (caring for creation brings glory to God), we will explore theologically and ecologically informed motivations for environmental justice.

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Oct 17th, 1:00 PM

Why Care? Biblical and Ecological Motivations for Creation Care

Cremona 102

Air pollution, ocean acidification, global warming, species extinctions, deforestation, water shortages. News headlines feature these on a seemingly daily basis. But, the problems may seem too big to do anything about. Or, they’re too far away. Or, maybe you just have bigger fish to fry, like working on global poverty or local homelessness. Or, there are more pressing deadlines, like that term paper due tomorrow. Maybe you should just let the hippies and eco-freaks deal with the environmental stuff? In this breakout session, we (a theologian and an ecologist) will lay out a number of Biblical and scientific reasons why Creation Care should not just be left to someone else. From the selfish and practical (healthy forests literally make the air you breathe and clean the water your drink) to the devout (caring for creation brings glory to God), we will explore theologically and ecologically informed motivations for environmental justice.

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