Toward a Better Future: Transforming the Climate Crisis
"Navigating Climate Change: An Interfaith Conversation"
Vijaya Nagarajan, Associate Professor in Department of Theology and Religious Studies and the Program of Environmental Studies at University of San Francisco
Sister Damien Marie Savino, FSE, PhD, Dean of Science and Sustainability at Aquinas College
Rajwant Singh, President at EcoSikh and Executive Director of Guru Gobind Singh Foundation
Rabbi Daniel Swartz, Executive Director of Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL) and Spiritual Leader at Temple Hesed
Moderator: Steve Kolmes, Chair of the Environmental Studies Department and Molter Chair in Science at the University of Portland
This interfaith conversation explores the map of climate change and how to navigate it through the lenses of Christian, Jewish, Hindu and Sikh traditions. Panelists spoke about what they see as possible paths to take, and whether we might reimagine new ones going forward.
This program was a part of "Toward a Better Future: Transforming the Climate Crisis."
The Rothko Chapel and University of St. Thomas hosted a three day symposium exploring the current climate crisis, its impact on vulnerable communities, and mitigation efforts being implemented locally and nationally.
Given the global interconnectedness of the climate crisis, the symposium explored how best to move to a zero emission, low carbon economy through the engagement of presenters from religious, Indigenous, public health, energy, government, philanthropic, academic and arts sectors and communities. A central focus was on individual and institutional actions, practices and policies that must be taken to create a more livable and equitable future.