Leading proponent of religious environmentalism to speak at Vanderbilt; Roger Gottlieb to appear on Nov. 15

Roger Gottlieb, a leading proponent of religious environmentalism, will speak on the subject at Vanderbilt University.

Gottlieb, professor of philosophy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, will speak at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in Room 103 of Wilson Hall on the Vanderbilt campus. His topic will be “Religious Environmentalism: Promises and Challenges.”

Audio and video of the lecture will be recorded for podcast at www.vanderbilt.edu/news. It is free and open to the public.

Gottlieb, dubbed “a true spiritual guide for our day” by theologian John Cobb, is the author of A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and our Planet’s Future, Joining Hands: Politics and Religion Together for Social Change and The Oxford Handbook on Religion and Ecology. His vision is “a bright picture of the faith community’s capacity for caring for God’s creation,” said Bob Edgar, head of the National Council of Churches.

Gottlieb’s lecture will be presented by the Project on Ecology and Spirituality of Vanderbilt’s Center for the Study of Religion and Culture. For more information on the center, go to www.vanderbilt.edu/csrc/.

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