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“Why Care for the Earth?” Ten Good Reasons Topic of Lecture

“Why Care for the Earth? Ten Good Reasons,” is the topic of Creighton University’s second annual Religion and the Environment Lecture at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept 22, in the Skutt Student Center Ballroom. The lecture is free to the public.

Steven Bouma-Prediger, professor of religion and director of the environmental studies program at Hope College, will present the lecture.

He has written and edited several award-winning books concerning ecology and theology, including For the Beauty of the Earth, Evocations of Grace: Writings on Ecology, Theology, and Ethics, and The Greening of Theology: The Ecological Models of Rosemary Radford Ruether, Joseph Sittler, and Jurgen Moltmann.

Bouma-Prediger regularly leads wilderness backpacking and canoeing trips in the Adirondacks in upstate New York for an ecology theology and ethics course that he co-teaches.