September 12, 2022
Online at 5:00-6:30pm EDT
Speaker: Dr. Hava Tirosh-Samuelson (https://www.public.asu.edu/~havats/)
Respondent: Dr. Martin Yaffe (https://philosophy.unt.edu/people/faculty/martin-d-yaffe)
Moderator: Dr. Joshua Parens (https://udallas.edu/constantin/academics/programs/philosophy/faculty/par…)
Partners: The Interfaith Council of Thanks-Giving Square, Dallas Holocaust, and Human Rights Museum & SMU Perkins School of Theology.
Co-Sponsors: The SMU Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life & The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Cultures
In this series, speakers from different religious traditions will explain how their religious tradition understands the ethics of creation care. In addition to addressing the value of creation in itself, of particular concern will be in relationship of creation care to human dignity, economic justice, and migration stimulated by changes in the climate. Participants will learn how each religion understands what it means to be human in relation to the rest of the natural world, and the particular responsibilities of humans toward the natural world and their fellow humans. Each presentation will be followed by a brief response and the opportunity to ask questions of the speaker.