"What Does the Earth Ask of Us?"
On Monday, March 23 at 7 p.m., Dr. Robin W. Kimmerer will present "What Does the Earth Ask of Us?" as part of the ongoing series "Science and Religion in Modern America." The talk will take place in the Panasci Family Chapel at Le Moyne.
Every day, we are showered with gifts from the land. Though the Earth provides us with all that we need, we have created a consumption-driven economy that asks, “What more can we take from the Earth?” and almost never “What does the Earth ask of us in return?” For much of human’s time on the planet, before the great delusion, we lived in cultures that understood the covenant of reciprocity, that for the Earth to stay in balance, for the gifts to continue to flow, we must give back in equal measure for what we take. Indigenous environmental philosophy is rich in teachings of how we might enter into reciprocity with the more-than-human world. Can we create a symbiosis between indigenous wisdom and scientific knowledge that can guide us to sustainability?
Robin W. Kimmerer, Ph.D., is the distinguished teaching professor of Environmental Biology at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
In the Image of God: Sex, Gender, and Christianity
Wednesday, March 25, 7 p.m. Reilley Room. Reilly Hall
Join us as a discussion aimed at answering the question: Why is feminism important for Christians today? An interdisciplinary panel comprised of experts in their fields will explore a feminist approach to Christianity and examine the important roles women have played throughout the history of the church. A wide array of subjects that will be addressed, including the Virgin Mary, the accomplishments of vowed religious women, and birth control.
Jennifer Glancy, Ph.D., professor of religious studies and McDevitt Core Professor.
Godriver Odhiambo, Ph.D., assistant professor of history
Ludger Viefhues-Bailey, director of the Gender and Women’s Studies Program
Mary Ellen Curtin, CSJ, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Religion Academy, Le Moyne Pheminists, and Gender and Women Studies Program. For more information, call (315) 439-4860.
Divorce and Remarriage: Explorations in Faith
Thursday, March 26, 7 p.m. Panasci Family Chapel
This panel discussion will explore the theological and doctrinal underpinnings of divorce and remarriage within diverse faith traditions. Utilizing an interactive dialogue format the panel will be asked to address the ways faith affects one’s ability to respond well to challenges raised by divorce and remarriage.
The Rev. Msgr. Neal E. Quartier. PhD, LCSW, BCD, rector of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Syracuse, and psychotherapist
Nancy M. Rourke, Ph.D., associate professor, coordinator of the Catholic Studies Program at Canisius College, Buffalo, N.Y
Rabbi Daniel A Jezer, rabbi emeritus Congregation Beth Sholom - Chevra Shas and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, Le Moyne College
Aristotle “Telly” Papanikolaou, Ph.D, professor of theology and the Archbishop Demetrios Chair in Orthodox Theology and Culture at Fordham University
The Rev. Tiffany L. Steinwert, Ph.D., Dean of Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse University
The interfaith panel and facilitator were chosen to reflect diversity in terms of
Roman Catholic, Orthodox Christian, Protestant and Jewish traditions.