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Fall Meeting 2016

Nov 4-5, 2016

Climate Change Challenges

Faithful Responses to Ecological Crisis

Classroom B at Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP), Berkeley, California

NOTE: Paper sessions are held in the same classroom as the last meeting (and just down the hall from Tucson room where previous meetings were held).


Friday, Nov 4
1:30-2pm - Arrival and Registration
2-5 pm - Paper Session
5-7 pm - Business Meeting, Social Time, Dinner
7-8:30 pm - Public Lecture, Jack Crossley (USC Emeritus)
"Theological Autobiography"
Note: The public lecture is held in the Tucson Room.

Saturday, Nov 5
9–9:30 am - Continental Breakfast
9:30 am-noon - Paper Session


The papers for the Fall 2016 meeting examine a theology of ecology (and will be posted shortly before the meeting).

Paper Session - Friday, Nov 4, 2-5 pm

Cynthia Moe-Lobeda (CDSP)

"Climate Debt, Climate Justice: A Crucifixion, Resurrection, Incarnation Perspective" (pdf, docx)

May discuss topics from her book Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation, Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013 (Amazon)

Respondent is Peter Hess (CTNS)

Malcolm Young (Grace Cathedral, SF)

"Theology, Economic Symbols and the Environment" (pdf)

The paper considers the importance of ongoing theological examination of our economic thought and its influence on our understanding of the environment. He may also draw upon topics from his book The Invisible Hand in the Wilderness: Economics, Ecology and God, Mercer University Press, 2014. (Amazon)

Respondent is Dustyn Ragasa (GTU)

Public Lecture - Friday, 7-8:30 pm

Public Lecture, Jack Crossley (USC Emeritus)

Theological Autobiography
Held in the Tucson Room.

Paper Session - Saturday, Nov 5, 9:30 am-noon

Ann Woods (GTU)

"Asceticism: A Missing Dimension in Climate Change Responses" (pdf)

Respondent is Dan R. Smith (Lutheran Church of the Incarnation, Davis)

Devin Zuber (GTU, Swedenborgian Studies)

"Good Vibrations: San Francisco Swedenborgians, Other-than-Humans, and the Anthropocene" (pdf)

Respondent is Braden Molhoek (GTU)

Anyone may register at the meeting or online via the PCTS registration page.
For members, to renew full yearly membership for 2016-17 and register for the Fall 2016 meeting simultaneously via Pay Pal, you may:
Student members and nonmember attendees, please use the PCTS registration page.