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Syracuse University’s Department of Religion sponsors lecture on the intersection of religion and nature
Syracuse University’s Department of Religion sponsors lecture on the intersection of religion and natureSeptember 15, 2004Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
Syracuse University’s Department of Religion, in The College of Arts and Sciences, will kick off its Fall 2004 lecture series, Nature/Religion/ Knowledge/Politics, on Sept. 16.
Bron Taylor, the Samuel S. Hill Jr. Chair of Christian Ethics at the University of Florida, will speak on “Radical Environmentalism and Bioregionalism: The Promise and Peril of Dark Green Religion,” at 7 p.m. in the 1916 Room of E.S. Bird Library. The event is free and open to the public.
Taylor joined the University of Florida in 2002 after teaching for 13 years at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, where he was the founding director of a program in environmental studies. He is editor in chief of the forthcoming “Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature,” and much of his work is focused on environmental ethics, particularly the ways that such ethics are expressed and contested when advanced by grassroots environmental movements.
Two books that Taylor is currently working on examine radical environmentalism in North America and the worldwide growth of diverse forms of religious perception and environmental action, which he calls “dark green religion.” More information can be found at http://www.religionandnature.com.
The Nature/Religion/Knowledge/Politics lecture series is co-sponsored by SU’s Department of Biology, enSPIRE, the Native American Studies Program, the Religion and Society Program, the South Asia Center and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Women’s Caucus. For more information, contact the Department of Religion at 443-3861.