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Climate Change and American Religion: Resetting the Agenda

November 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Climate change is real, and the danger is urgent. Can religion contribute to meaningful change, or are the main solutions political? Join Peter Thuesen, author of Tornado God, as we discuss one of the biggest challenges of our time.

Throughout U.S. history, religion – particularly Christianity – has inspired radical change in some and passivity in others. The prophetic tradition in Hebrew scripture, for example, has called some Americans to radical responsibility, whereas apocalyptic texts in the same Bible have led other Americans to conclude some events are beyond our control. Peter Thuesen will challenge attendees to consider these conflicting impulses and whether they can be marshaled in creative new ways to address climate change. Following Thuesen’s lecture, participants will gather in small Zoom breakout rooms to discuss the question, “Does religion have a role to play in combatting climate change, and if so, what should that role be?”

In partnership with Peter Thuesen and the IUPUI Senior Academy.

Questions? Contact 317-274-5942 or pthuesen@iupui.edu.

This event will be conducted via Zoom and is not in-person. Register by Nov. 10.

Image Credit: Russ Allison Loar

This event is part of the Spirit & Place Festival. Click here to discover more festival events!
Spirit & Place is a self-funded community initiative housed in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. 



November 10
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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