Being Human in a Sacred World
What is the human purpose in God’s world? And how does creation care figure in that purpose? This presentation will sketch the biblical story from creation to eschaton, a sacramental vision that configures the earthly realm as God’s intended dwelling, which is now desecrated (never simply “secular”), but destined for transformation into holiness. This vision may empower the church for the exercise of wise and faithful human action in the healing of the earth, in anticipation of the day when Christ returns to make all things new.
Depravity, Injustice, and Restoration in Conservation Science
KYLE VAN HOUTAN
Public outreach and science communication have become central goals in conservation science and policy. A key to effective science communication is having clear messages and using metaphor and story to relate to target audiences. In this presentation, I will locate the biblical themes of depravity, injustice, and restoration through my own research in plastic pollution, climate change, and coastal ecosystem restoration.
Our Invisible Community
MILMER MARTINEZ VERGARA
Exploring the connections between creation care and human well-being, we’ll see how our faith and ecological awareness can propel us to make choices that build community beyond what we can see with our eyes; an approach that can impact post-conflict peace building, biodiversity conservation, and poverty alleviation in rural communities.
From Stewardship to Earthkeeping: Why We Should Move Beyond Stewardship
Refugia Faith: Adapting Spiritual Practice for a World in Crisis
Loving Our Downstream Neighbor: A Call for Environmental Justice
Unexpected Neighbors: Biodiversity and Us
Where Planet and People come before Profit: From the Ecuadorian Rainforest to the North American University
"How the Animals Groan!": Should Christians Care about Non-Human Suffering?