Divine Cosmos, Sacred Earth: Hindu and Christian Approaches to Ecology

:: Please note the following times for this hybrid event ::
6:30pm
Reception for in-person guests
7:00pm Lecture (and livestream) begins 

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Though rooted in very different scriptures, philosophies, and theologies, contemporary Hindus and Christians are remarkably similar in their eco-theologies. They both affirm (1) the immanent presence of the divine within creation; (2) the inherent goodness of nature and, therefore, the inherent value of nonhuman beings; and (3) the goodness of cosmic and planetary order, with the clear ethical implication that humans ought to preserve Earth’s well-being and honor Earth’s intrinsic limits. Join Daniel  P. Scheid to trace out these fascinating points of overlap and intersection. 

About the speaker
Daniel P. Scheid is an associate professor of theology at Duquesne University and director of Undergraduate Studies. His work focuses on interreligious ecological ethics, particularly in Catholic-Hindu and Catholic-Buddhist dialogue. Among his many publications is The Cosmic Common Good: Religious Grounds for Ecological Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Dial-In Information

The livestream of this event will broadcast directly from our CWCIT Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/WorldCatholicism. (You don't need a Facebook account to access this page or watch the livestream.)

Wednesday, February 15 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Student Center (Lincoln Park), 314B
2250 N Sheffield Ave

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