Religious Responses to Climate Change

Code: IPI5/717

Dates: May 13, 2022 - June 6, 2022

Class schedule: Friday, May 13th, 10am – 3pm (in-person or via Zoom) | Conference dates: May 24-26 (In-person or via Zoom), Monday, June 6th, 10am – 3pm (in-person or via Zoom)

This course offers an opportunity to prepare for, attend, and reflect on VST’s  Inter-Religious Conference (May 24-26) on the theme “Religious Responses to Climate Change.” At the conference, a real-time event available simultaneously in person and on-line, presenters will explore the following theme:

Climate change, global warming, fossil fuel dependence, ecojustice, and threats to biodiversity call us to urgent social conversations. Spiritual and religious traditions can be important voices in the conversation. Many traditions teach about ecology and ethics through scriptures, rituals, and contemplative practices. They inspire communities of action, providing opportunities for study, advocacy, and support. How can the resources of our traditions be helpful in this conversation?

Conference dates: 

May 24, 5-6 pm, 7-8:30 pm

May 25, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, 7:00-9:00 pm

May 26, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Additional Class dates:

Friday May 13, 10 am – 3:00 pm

Monday June 6, 10 am – 3:00 pm

Available via Distance and In-Person:  Both the IIS Conference and the two additional classes can either be taken in person or via Zoom.  Please register accordingly for the option you prefer.

Note:  Degree tuition for this course includes registration in the Conference.  Students do not need to register separately.