How can the church be ecological? Eco-feminist theologian Sallie McFague argues that it should display the classical marks of one, holy, catholic, and apostolic. If the Church wants to be ecological, it must ensure that it preaches a Gospel for the well-being of the entire creation. The Church would necessarily be political that is, public for the privatization of religion is the triumph of public greed. McFague believes that the Church must declare that a different world is possible and that we are called to work for such a world.
Workshops and discussion groups will follow Sallie McFagues talk. Challenge for Change is sponsored by the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and several other Christian churches and groups, including St. Jerome's University and the Social Awareness Office of the Diocese of Hamilton.
Sallie McFague, Ph.D.
Sallie McFague is Distinguished Theologian in Residence at the Vancouver School of Theology and Carpenter Professor of Theology, Emerita, Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennesee. Her many books include Models of God: Theology for an Ecological, Nuclear Age (1987), The Body of God: An Ecological Theology (1993), and Life Abundant: Rethinking Theology and Ecology for a Planet in Peril (2001). Dr. McFague also holds an Honourary Doctor of Letters from Smith College. She is a member of the Anglican Church of Canada.