The Consorium is launching a new Certificate of study in Ecoogy and Theology, in response to growing church committments to address the ecological crisis. Colleges and universities have been developing programs in ecology and integrating ecological studies across their curricula. Theological schools and other faith-based groups are increasingly recognizing the role of religious leaders in helping the public to face ecological challenges from a faith perspective. At the Washington Theological Consortium, a group of faculty who teach at the intersection of theology and ecology have designed a certificate to encourage our students and members of the public to explore further their own interest in the study of theology and ecology.
The Purposes of this Certificate are (a) to give students a deeper knowledge of theology and ecology; (b) to enable students to assume positions of environmental leadership in church and society; and (c) to provide a foundation for the future study of theology and ecology. It involves 12 semester credits (or equivalent) in ways that address: religious heritage in ecological perspective, ecology and religion in cultural context, and capacity for ministerial and public leadership for ecological integrity.
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