Sunday Service, September 15, 2019

Religious Environmentalism Guest Speaker: Victor Forte, Ph.D- Professor of Religious Studies; Co-Director of Asian Studies, Albright College   Lay Leader: Allan Pallay

The last 20 years have spawned a wave of new studies examining how religious traditions could raise ecological consciousness and inspire environmental activism. The main challenge facing these movements is that all the major world religions were formed in the ancient and medieval worlds when there was little ecological awareness. This work therefore requires new ways of interpreting sacred texts, so that the faithful might find cause to care for the environment as a religious duty. At this service, we will briefly survey the world religions and consider what these traditions might offer environmentalism, focusing on both the possibilities and challenges each tradition faces in attempting to construct a viable environmental vision. 

Please join us for our Third Sunday Potluck which will follow the service. 


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