Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Perspectives on Ecology

Date(s) - 04/06/2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


The Jewish Studies Program presents “Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Perspectives on Ecology”
A virtual panel discussion with Tim Robinson, Samuel Ross and Ralph Mecklenburger.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

Timothy Robinson is on the faculty of Brite Divinity School where his teaching lives in the intersections of Christian spirituality (its contemplative traditions) with ecological and social justice. He is currently writing a book about Howard Thurman’s ecological vision.

Samuel Ross is an Assistant Professor of Religion at TCU, where he teaches courses on the Qur’an and Islam. His research focuses on the history of Muslim Qur’an interpretation and the reception of the Bible in the Muslim world. He received his PhD in Religious Studies from Yale University in 2018 and previously worked as an Arabic instructor in Amman Jordan.

Ralph Mecklenburger is Rabbi Emeritus at Beth-El Congregation in Fort Worth and has often served as guest faculty at Brite Divinity School.  His new book, “Why Call It God?:  Theology for the Age of Science,” came out in December.

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This event is generously supported by The Louis and Frieda Cristol Endowment for Academic Programming in Jewish Studies.