The 2011-2012 Scarboro Missions Lecture
One Earth, many religions: The spiritual quest for a sustainable and just future
There is a global and vital quest for a new vision for our times. It must inspire a dynamic spirituality, foster social and ecological justice, and strengthen commitments for a sustainable future. It is emerging as a blend of science, spirituality, and insights from social movements. This lecture discusses the global efforts for an adequate vision for our times: Where there is no vision, the people perish. Prov. 29:18.
Dr. Heather Eaton
Dr. Heather Eaton, Professor, Conflict Studies, Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in ecology, feminism and theology from the University of St. Michael's College, Toronto School of Theology, and a Master's of Divinity. Engaged in religious responses to the ecological crisis, particularly the relationship between ecological, feminist and liberation theologies. Committed to inter-religious responses to ecological crisis. Recent work focuses on evolution, Earth dynamics and religious imagination.
She has taught courses in these areas at St Michael's College, T.S.T.; Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University; Saint Paul University, and Royal Roads University, B.C. Involved in numerous conferences, workshops, teaching and publishing in these areas. Dr. Eaton is the co-founder of the Canadian Forum on Religion and Ecology.
This lecture is endowed by a special fund created by the Scarboro Missions.