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Join us at CDSP for a day of theological reflection, discussion and worship as we explore the church’s response to the crisis of climate change. Speakers will include former Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, who is the current St. Margaret’s Visiting Professor of Women in Ministry; Bishop Marc Andrus of California, CDSP President and Dean W. Mark Richardson, and Professor Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, professor of theological and social ethics at CDSP and Pacific Lutheran Seminary of California Lutheran University.

Jefferts Schori will deliver the keynote address, titled “Creation and the Effective Word:  Holy Storytelling, Creation, and God’s Mission,” and Moe-Lobeda will give an address titled “Truthtelling, Inequity, and Christian Action.”

The day will culminate with a liturgy to bless CDSP’s new installation of solar panels led by Bishops Jefferts Schori and Andrus. The panels, installed on Easton, Parsons, and Shires Halls earlier in 2016, make up the largest solar installation of any theological seminary in the United States.

“This Fragile Earth” is designed for both laypeople and clergy who are active in environmental ministry and want to explore new opportunities for reflection and Christian action on behalf of our planet.

Registration is $35, which includes lunch. Register online now.

Schedule for This Fragile Earth:

10 am:  Welcome from Dean Richardson

10:10 am:  Opening Devotion with Bishop Andrus and Bishop Jefferts Schori

10:30 am:  Keynote Address from Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori:  “Creation and the Effective Word:  Holy Storytelling, Creation, and God's Mission”

11 am:  Q&A  

11:30 am:  Address from Professor Cynthia Moe-Lobeda:  “Truthtelling, Inequity, and Christian Action”

Noon:  Q&A   

12:30 pm:  Lunch

1 pm: Panel: Action and Advocacy with Bishop Marc Andrus; Lewis Maldondo, lay Christian activist, All Souls Berkeley; and Mark Carlson, director of the Lutheran Office of Public Policy for California. Dean Richardson moderating.

2 pm:  Final responses

2:30-3:30 pm:  Blessing of the Solar Panels, led by Bishops Jefferts Schori and Andrus