UCOR-2100 : Gender, Race, and Eco-theology

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  • LSAP Goal 1 Response to the Cry of the Earth
  • LSAP Goal 2 Response to the Cry of the Poor
  • LSAP Goal 3 Ecological Economics
  • LSAP Goal 4 Adoption of Sustainable Lifestyles
  • LSAP Goal 5 Ecological Education
  • LSAP Goal 6 Ecological Spirituality
  • LSAP Goal 7 Community Resilience and Empowerment
  • 5 Gender Equality
  • 10 Reduced Inequalities
  • 13 Climate Action
  • 14 Life Below Water
  • 15 Life on Land

About this Course

This course examines how the conversation surrounding the environmental crisis has been shaped by theological understandings of women and their relationship with 'nature' and the Sacred. Further, the particular issues faced when addressing the intersectionality of race and gender--specifically environmental racism and climate injustice--will be explored. We will analyze the cultural, political, economic, and ecological influences that have affected the development of theology, as well as explore how science and religion have contributed to the ecological crisis. Finally, we will research how women of faith globally are working constructively toward eco-justice by proposing solutions to the crisis.