What draws people to the work of ecology, conservation, and environmental activism? In what sense is that work a vocation, a calling? In this session we will hear from three scholars and activists, each with their own unique inspiration and vision of the work of ecology as a vocation.
Dr. Laurel D. Kearns is Professor of the Sociology of Religion and Environmental Studies at Drew Theological School where she has taught for 24 years. During this time, she has helped eco-justice to become rooted in the Drew curriculum, published extensively on religious involvement on ecological issues such as environmental justice, climate change, and food, and co-founded the Green Seminary Initiative. Her 40-year involvement in religious environmentalism has roots in the island where she was born, Sanibel, Florida.
Dr. Travis J. Ryan is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Butler University, and currently serves as the department chair. He has expertise in urban ecology and is a member of the editorial board of the journal Urban Naturalist.
Murat Eyuboglu is a filmmaker and music historian specializing in Gustav Mahler’s works. After The Colorado, his second feature documentary is focusing on the Amazon River Basin in South America.
This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.
Tuesday September 257:00 PMSchrott Center for the Arts