Interfaith Scholar Weekend

The annual ISW will be held January 19th to the 21st in 2018 and that means it’s just a month away.  Mark your calendars for this special time of gathering and fellowship in Fresno and the Central Valley.  Here is more information on the event(s) and the entire weekend.  PDFs are attached at the bottom of this post.

“Just Sustainability: Religion, Pluralism, and Care for Our Common Home”

January 19, 2018 – January 21, 2018
Interfaith Scholar Weekend presents:

DR. CHRISTIANA ZENNER PEPPARD

Associate Professor of Theology, Science, and Ethics at Fordham University, New York City
“Just Sustainability: Religion, Pluralism, and Care for Our Common Home”
Weekend Schedule
Registration is required for the Saturday lectures only. All are
welcome to attend the events on Friday evening and Sunday morning.

Friday, January 19
AT ISLAMIC CULTURAL CENTER OF FRESNO • 2111 NEES AVENUE
FRESNO, CA 93720
7:30 pm – Opening Lecture “Water, Religious Values, and Sustainability”
9:00 pm – Light Reception

Saturday, January 20
AT TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL • 6622 N. MAROA AVENUE • FRESNO, CA 93704
8:00 am – Registration & Breakfast
9:00 am – Torah Reflection
9:15 am – 10:30 am “Climate Change, Water and Religion: Questions of Justice?”
10:45 am – 12:00 pm “Water: Human Right, Economic Commodity, Natural Resource, or…?”
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm “The Agriculture-Water Nexus and Interfaith Imagination”

Sunday, January 21
AT ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CATHEDRAL • 4147 EAST DAKOTA AVENUE
FRESNO, CA 93726
10:00 am – Q&A with Dr. Christiana Zenner Peppard
11:00 am – Holy Eucharist: Dr. Peppard will deliver the homily
12:15 pm – Reception

Christiana Zenner Peppard, Ph.D., is an expert on the emerging ethics of fresh water and problems of climate change, social justice, and sustainability. She is passionate about facilitating discourse about the multiple values of water in an era of economic globalization. Prof. Zenner Peppard is Associate Professor of Theology, Science, and Ethics at Fordham University in New York City, where she also teaches in the programs in Environmental Studies and American Studies. Dr. Zenner Peppard is the author of Just Water: Theology, Ethics, and the Global Water Crisis (2014; second edition, forthcoming 2018), co-editor of two volumes including Just Sustainability: Ecology, Technology, and Resource Extraction (2015) and Expanding Horizons in Bioethics (2005), and the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles on environmental ethics, Catholic social teaching, and water ethics. She regularly teaches courses that include Faith and Critical Reason, Ecological Ethics, and Nature in Historical and Ethical Perspectives, and Human Nature After Darwin.

Prof. Zenner Peppard holds a PhD in Ethics from Yale University, Department of Religious Studies, and a Bachelor’s in Human Biology from Stanford University.

Community UCC Interfaith Scholar – Brochure 2018

Community UCC Interfaith Scholar – Poster 2018

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