While various religious traditions are grappling with the ecological crisis, Stephen Scharper argues, they are also confronted by a globalized “consumer” culture, which at times challenges their own respective cosmological worldviews. Scharper explores the new integration of ecological concern and faith and asks: how can we `follow the cosmos' in a consumer society? This lecture kicks off the Right Livelihood, Right Living series of lectures and workshops on faith, ecology, and simple living sponsored by the Diocese of Hamilton Social Awareness Office/Justice and Peace Commission, The Working Centre of Kitchener, the Jesuit Centre for Social Faith and Justice Ecology Project and St. Jerome's University. See the lecture by Senator Douglas Roche on October 26th below.
Stephen Scharper, PhD
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, University of Toronto Associate of the Institute for Environmental Studies and Fellow of St. Michael's College Formerly President of the Religious Education Association of the U.S. and Canada Author of Redeeming the Time: A Political Theology of the Environment (1997) and co-author of The Green Bible (1993) Visiting Professor, John A. O'Brien Chair in Ethics, University of Notre Dame, Indiana