May 29, 2012
Theology and Religious Studies Professor Cynthia Moe-Lobeda gave keynote addresses at Gettysburg Lutheran Theological Seminary and the Krista Foundation annual meeting this past spring,. She was also invited to Columbia University’s Earth Institute to present at its consultation on “An Ethic of Sustainable Development.” Moe-Lobeda, Wismer Professor for Gender and Diversity, specializes in theological ethics with a focus on eco-justice, economic justice, moral agency, and dismantling white privilege. “There is a growing awareness among faith communities of the issues surrounding environmental justice,” she said. “More and more religious organizations are identifying with efforts to protect communities from environmental injustice.” Moe-Lobeda has lectured throughout the United States and overseas on environmental racism, eco- justice, and the role of religion in justice struggles. She spent three weeks in India conducting research for an upcoming book, Resisting Systemic Evil: Love as Economic-Ecological Vocation. She also worked with theology faculty from Sri Lanka and India on issues related to eco-justice theology and gave public lectures at graduate schools of theology. Moe-Lobeda earned her Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary, which is affiliated with Columbia University. A full-time faculty member at Seattle University since 2004, she teaches in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies and the Environmental Studies program in the College of Arts and Sciences as well as in the School of Theology and Ministry. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Christian Ethics.
The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 33 undergraduate and 7 advanced degrees.
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