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.