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Forces for Good: Climate Crises, Public Policy, and Religious Witness

A Conversation with ibrahim abdul-matin
Hosted by Dr. Christiana Zenner

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 | 7:30 pm EST
Lincoln Center | Law School | Costantino Room (in-person)
Rose Hill | Duane Library | Tognino Hall (in-person via livestream)

Light dessert receptions will follow at both locations.

Masks are recommended.



About the Speakers:

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Ibrahim Abdul-Matin is the author of Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet and is the co-founder of Green Squash Consulting a management consulting firm based in New York that works with people, organizations, companies, coalitions and governments committed to equity and justice and specializes in dynamic strategic and focused stakeholder management and partnership development. He sits on the boards of the International Living Future Institute encouraging the creation of a regenerative built environment and Sapelo Square whose mission is to celebrate and analyze the experiences of Black Muslims in the United States.

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Christiana Zenner

Christiana Zenner is Associate Professor of Theology, Science and Ethics in the Department of Theology at Fordham University, where she is affiliated faculty in Environmental Studies and American Studies. Her research into emerging and established fresh water ethics intersects with ecological theory, religious ecologies, developments in the earth sciences, and the ecological turn in Catholic social teaching. 

Professor Zenner is the author of Just Water: Theology, Ethics, and Global Fresh Water Crises (second edition, Orbis Books, 2018; first edition, 2014) and co-editor of two volumes on sustainability and bioethics. Her peer-reviewed articles are published in venues such as Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: WATER, Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, Journal of Catholic Social Thought, Journal of Moral Theology, New Theology Review, and Journal of the Society for Christian Ethics.

Dr. Zenner teaches a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, including: Religion and Ecology, Human Nature After Darwin, Ecological Ethics, and Theology and Contemporary Science. She is headquartered at Fordham's Lincoln Center campus, in the heart of New York City.

Sources reference in the conversation:

Atkin, Emily. "The Climate Case for Abolition." Heated (April 21, 2021).     

Bullard, Robert et al. and the United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries. Toxic Wastes and Race at 20: 1987-2007

Heglar, Mary Annaïse. "Climate Change isn't the First Existential Threat." (February 18, 2019). 

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. "IPCC Sixth Assessment Report." (April 4, 2022). 

King, Jr. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther. "Beyond Vietnam." Homily and speech at Riverside Church (April 4, 1967). Summary    Audio and transcript

Pope Francis. "Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home." (May 24, 2015). 

Soul Fire Farm, NY: 

Steichen, Lorah and Lindsay Koshgarian. "No Warming, No War: How Militarism Fuels the Climate Crisis, and Vice Versa." Institute for Policy Studies (2020). 

Williams, Delores. Sisters in the Wilderness: The Challenge of Womanist God-Talk. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013 [1993].

We gratefully acknowledge that support for this program was provided by John P. Schmitt, Esq., LAW '80, and Sylvia Picard-Schmitt, GSAS '01. Additional support was provided by Margaret E. Maruschak.

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