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Religion and the Environment Theme of Upcoming Symposiums

Religion and the Environment Theme of Upcoming Symposiums

Religion and the environment is the theme of two upcoming symposiums at Creighton University.

“Religion and the Environment” is the title of an Oct. 25-26 symposium sponsored by the Rabbi Nyer and Dorothy Kripke Center for the Study of Religion and Society at Creighton University. “The Mountain Shall Drip Wine: Jews and the Environment” is the topic of the 20th Annual Klutznick-Harris Symposium Oct. 28 and 29.

The Kripke Center symposium will bring together 12 scholars to explore the complex relationship between religion and the environment, including the ways in which religion has shaped human attitudes on and treatment of the environment, the environment’s role in religious traditions, and the hope religion offers for environmental renewal.

The symposium is free and open to the public. All talks will take place in the Skutt Student Center, room 105, on the Creighton campus.

For a full listing of speakers, visit online http://moses.creighton.edu/CSRS/Events.html.

Israel’s leading environmentalist, Alon Tal, Ph.D., is the keynote presenter for the Kluztnick-Harris Symposium.The topic of his lecture at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 28 at the Jewish Community Center is “What Makes Jewish Environmentalism Jewish?”

Thirteen other speakers will present during the Symposium which runs from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Jewish Community Center and from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday Oct. 29 in room 105 in the Skutt Student Center on the Creighton campus.

A complete schedule of presenters can be found online at http://www.creighton.edu/ccas/klutznick/symposium2007/index.php.