Moe-Lobeda Joins Editorial Boards of Tikkun and Dialog

Written by Laura Paskin
December 4, 2013

Theology and Religious Studies Professor Cynthia Moe-Lobeda has joined the editorial boards of Dialog: A Journal of Theology and the magazine Tikkun. Dialog, an academic journal, pushes the frontiers of theological discussion, using contemporary as well as classical scriptural, confessional, and catholic resource. The quarterly magazine Tikkun focuses on progressive social change. Both are distributed nationally and internationally. Moe-Lobeda, Wismer Professor of Gender and Diversity Studies, also teaches in the School of Theology and Ministry.

Tikkun editor Rabbi Michael Lerner said, “After I read Cynthia Moe-Lobeda's fabulous book [Resisting Structural Evil], I invited her to become a member of the editorial board of Tikkun Magazine, and she accepted.

In Resisting Structural Evil (Fortress Press, 2013), Moe-Lobeda examines Christian ethics in light of the ecological crisis and relates ecojustice to economic justice.

“The future of the earth is not simply a matter of protecting species and habitats,” she said. “The earth crisis cannot be understood apart from the larger human crisis—economic equity, racial equity, social values, and human purpose.”

In his review of the book, noted American philosopher, academic, and activist Cornel West wrote, “This is a grand prophetic book motivated by love and focused on justice – social justice, ecological justice, and dignity for the ‘least of these.’”

Moe-Lobeda, who earned her Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary, joined the faculty in 2004. She has lectured throughout the United States and in Africa, Asia, and Europe on climate justice, economic justice, environmental racism, eco-theology, and the role of religion in justice struggles. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Christian Ethics. Among her many articles and books are Healing a Broken World: Globalization and Go (Fortress Press, 2002) and Public Church: For the Life of the World (Lutheran Voices, 2004).

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