Posted on: September 11, 2014

IIS: World Religions & Ecological Concerns

IIS: World Religions & Ecological Concerns

The Institute for Islam and the Sciences (IIS) at Virginia International University is pleased to announce its inaugural event, titled Foundations in Islam & Other World Religions for Addressing Ecological Concerns.

  • DATE: September 29, 2014
  • TIME: 12 – 1:30 PM
  • LOCATION: Village Drive Conference Center
    4401 Village Drive, Fairfax, VA
Dr. Jame Schaefer

The event will feature Dr. Jame Schaefer, an associate professor of Theology and Ethics at Marquette University. Her work focuses on the religious foundations for ecological ethics and theology. Her publications include “Theological Foundations for Environmental Ethics: Reconstructing Patristic and Medieval Concepts” (Georgetown University Press, 2009), “Confronting the Climate Crisis: Catholic Theological Perspectives” (Marquette University Press, 2011), and “Environmental Justice and Climate Change: Addressing Pope Benedict XVI Ecological Vision for the Catholic Church in the United States” (Lexington, 2013). She has received a Religion and Science Course Award from the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences. She convened the Theology and Ecology and the Theology and Global Warming interest groups of the Catholic Theological Society of America.

This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided. A shuttle will also be provided for VIU students from the Student Center to the Village Drive campus. Please visit our event page to register for this event!

The IIS was initiated to assist VIU in fulfilling its mission to provide character-based education for a global world. The institute is committed to bridging cultures, building on affinities, bonding origins, and aiming at transcendence as a defining compass for recovering the bearing of a global culture.