Theology & the Earth: Human Beings in the Community of Creation
Presented by Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J.
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 | 5:30 p.m.
Lincoln Center | McNally Amphitheatre
Reception to Follow | Platt Atrium
"The wild animals of the forest are mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills."
Ideas have consequences. Love also has consequences. At a time of ecological crises, this lecture mounts an urgent case for taking seriously the belief, dear to monotheistic religions, that the living God is the Creator of the whole world and enfolds all with affection. Awakening to this truth leads us to dismantle the hierarchy of being that has privileged human beings over others in favor of seeing all beings as kin. Hearing the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor will follow, with practical and critical effects.
This timely event will celebrate the launch of the Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J., Endowed Fund for Theology & the Earth. The new fund, established in honor of Fordham’s distinguished professor emerita of theology, will advance the interdisciplinary study of theology and our relationship and responsibility to the Earth. One of the most prominent and respected Catholic theologians of our day, a beloved teacher and an influential mentor, Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J. has worked tirelessly to bring about a world more in accord with Jesus’ vision of the reign of God.
Responding to Professor Johnson’s lecture will be Professor of Biology Jason Z. Morris, and Michael Pirson, the James A. F. Stoner Endowed Chair in Global Sustainability at the Gabelli School of Business. A reception will follow.
Register for Theology & the Earth
This event and reception are free and open to the public. Registration is required.