Thursday: ‘The emerging alliance of religion and ecology’

Mary Evelyn Tucker, senior lecturer and research scholar at Yale University, presents “The Emerging Alliance of Religion and Ecology” at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in the spring seminar series by CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. Attend in Columbus or watch in Wooster by video link.

Tucker teaches a joint master’s degree program between Yale’s Divinity School and School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; directs the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale with her husband, John Grim; and served on the Earth Charter International Council. In the video above, she talks about the emergence of an “ecological theology.”

The well-placed human?

The Rev. Ken Wilson of the Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor (Mich.) will present “The Well-Placed and Well-Connected Human: Creation Care in God’s Garden” this Tuesday (4/5) in Columbus — part two in the “Abrahamic Faiths and the Environment” community forum series co-sponsored by OSU’s School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) (part of CFAES). Wilson is a member of the National Association of Evangelicals Creation Care Committee and a co-founder of the Friendship Collaborative. The group engages scientists and faith leaders in conversation about shared environmental concerns, including climate change. The series leads up to Earth Day, April 22.

Talk this Wednesday: ‘Food, faith, a sustainable future’

Jewish environmental educator Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb of Bethesda, Md., and Rabbi Benjamin Berger of Ohio State University Hillel will present “Food, Faith, and a Sustainable Future: Eco-Judaism from the Ground Up,” a free community forum, this Wednesday (3/30). It’s the first in the three-part “Abrahamic Faiths and the Environment” series sponsored by Ohio State’s School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) (part of CFAES), the Ohio Council of Churches, and Ohio Interfaith Power and Light. Free from 7-9 p.m. in the Barbara Tootle Room of Ohio State’s Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St., Columbus. Details here or contact SENR’s Greg Hitzhusen, 614-292-7739,

Faith(s) and the environment? Series starts March 30

Christianity, Judaism, and Islam share more than a common founder — Abraham. OSU’s Greg Hitzhusen says they share a concern for the planet as well. He hopes people see that in “Abrahamic Faiths and the Environment,” a community forum series that starts March 30 in Columbus. The series (a lead-in to Earth Day, April 22) highlights religious perspectives that are sparking new ethical responses to care of creation, said Hitzhusen. He’s a lecturer in the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) (a co-sponsor of the series), a Yale Divinity School graduate, and one of the series organizers.