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Human Dignity and Mother Earth – Seminar
21st January: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm GMT
Human Dignity and Mother Earth: Historic and Contemporary Sources in Conversation for a Socio-Ecological Ethic
The seminar opens with each panellist giving a short reflection on the confluence of respect for the human person and care for the larger natural world. With the aid of an expert moderator, Professor Celia Deane-Drummond, they enter into conversation with each other, and subsequently the audience, with a goal of articulating points of synthesis and divergence that can inform a robust socio-ecological ethic.
Dr Christopher Hrynkow is an associate professor in Religion and Culture at St Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan. There, he teaches courses in Religious Studies, Catholic Studies, Peace Studies, and Critical Perspectives on Social Justice and the Common Good. He is also serving as the founding director of the Centre for Faith, Justice, and Reason at the college and is Department Head and Undergraduate Chair of Religion and Culture for the University of Saskatchewan.
Dr Jack Cunningham is the Reader in Ecclesiastical History at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and he is director of the Robert Grosseteste Study Centre. Previous publications have included two edited volumes on Robert Grosseteste: Robert Grosseteste: his thought and its Impact. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 2012. And with Mark Hocknull, Robert Grosseteste and the pursuit of Religious and Scientific Learning in the Middle Ages. Switzerland, 2016. Jack is a pracitising Catholic and a campaigning environmental.
Professor Celia Deane-Drummond is Director of the Laudato Si’ Research Institute and Senior Research Fellow, Campion Hall, University of Oxford. She is also visiting Professor in Theology and Science at the University of Durham, UK and was formerly Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, USA. She holds two doctorates, one in theology and one in plant physiology.
She is co-editor of the international journal Philosophy, Theology and the Sciences and was Chair of the European Forum for the Study of Religion and Environment from 2011-2018. She has published numerous books and articles and lectured widely nationally and internationally. Her most recent publications include The Wisdom of the Liminal: Evolution and Other Animals in Human Becoming, Eerdmans, 2014; Religion in the Anthropocene , edited with Sigurd Bergmann and Markus Vogt, Wipf and Stock, 2017; The Evolution of Human Wisdom, edited with Agustín Fuentes, Lexington, 2017; Theology and Ecology Across the Disciplines: On Care for Our Common Home , edited with Rebecca Artinian Kaiser, Bloomsbury, 2018; Theological Ethics Through a Multispecies Lens: The Evolution of Wisdom Vol. 1, Oxford University Press, 2019.
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Venue: Blackfriars - St Giles Oxford, OX1 3LY United Kingdom
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