Presented by the EK Interfaith Environmental Initiative in partnership with Northern Michigan University’s Student Earthkeepers Organization.
“A Planet in Crisis: Religion, Ethics, and the Environment”
Larry Rasmussen, Professor Emeritus, Union Theological Seminary, New York.
Monday, March 10, 2014 – 7 P.M.
NMU’s University Center: The Brule Room, Marquette, Michigan
“Challenges for Leaders of Faith Communities and the New Environmental Consciousness”
A conversation with clergy and faith leaders with visiting theologian and ethicist Larry Rasmussen.
Tuesday March 11, 2014 – 9:30 A.M – 1 P.M.
St. Michael’s Catholic Church (401 W Kaye Ave Marquette)
9:30 Registration; Presentation -10 A.M. – Noon
12-1 P.M (Soup and Bread lunch following, $10 donation welcome)
“Faith, Ethics, and the Environment: A Personal Journey”
Reflections by Larry Rasmussen: theologian and ethicist.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 – 7 P.M.
Bethany Lutheran Church, 715 Mather Street, Ishpeming
Larry Rasmussen is a past president of the Society of Christian Ethics and a past editor of The Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics. He served as co-moderator of Unit III (Justice, Peace, Creation) of the World Council of Churches and as a member of the Core Faculty of Auburn Theological Seminary, New York (Continuing Education). He was a member of the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion of the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) and is currently a member of the Board of Regents of St. Olaf College and the Board of the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago.
His books include Earth-honoring Faith: Religious Ethics in a New Key (Oxford U. Press, 2013); Earth Community, Earth Ethics (Orbis Books and the World Council of Churches, 1996) and winner of the 1997 Grawemeyer Award; Moral Fragments and Moral Community (Fortress, 1993); Dietrich Bonhoeffer: His Significance for North Americans (Fortress, 1990); Reinhold Niebuhr: Theologian of Public Life (Fortress, 1991; HarperCollins, 1989); Bible and Ethics in the Christian Life (co-authored with Bruce Birch) (Augsburg-Fortress, Second Edition, 1989; Third Edition in process; German language edition, 1993).