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Deep Green Faith: Earth-Hearted Hope Amid Crisis Virtual Conference

October 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - October 24, 2020 @ 5:30 pm

A two-day online event hosted by the Center for Religion and Environment at The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee.

We’ll be addressing such questions as:

· What grounds for hope, faith, and perseverance might we find to sustain us during this troubling period, when an accelerating climate crisis, together with a global pandemic and renewed challenges to racial justice in the U.S. have left many engulfed in what’s been called “a tsunami of sadness”?

· How, in the face of all that, might we embrace an earth-hearted hope that includes our nonhuman neighbors? Scripture urges us to seek “a reason for the hope” that is within us (1 Peter 3:15). But if we believe that Christian hope amounts to something more than temperamental optimism or wishful thinking, just how might we now look to discover and cultivate it?

For more information and registration visit: https://conta.cc/3iC4nP4.

Keynote Speaker
Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, co-editor of Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis (2019) and Missioner for Creation Care in the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts and Southern New England Conference.

Featured Speakers
Rev. Walter Brownridge, an Episcopal priest in Grosse Pointe, Michigan who holds a law degree and talks about political theology.

Collin Cornell, Ph.D., a visiting instructor at the School of Theology.

Amy Patterson, Ph.D., professor of international affairs at the University of the South.

John Gatta, Ph.D. and Robin Gottfried, Ph.D., both professors emeriti of the University.


October 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
October 24, 2020 @ 5:30 pm