We had 70 people from over 20 theological schools, including faculty, students, and related professionals at the Symposium on “Ecologically Informed Theological Education” on March 16 at Catholic University. Stirring addresses by Msgr. Kevin Irwin on Laudato Si, Tim Van Meter on a Green campus and curriculum, Elaine Nogueira-Godsey on postcolonial implications for the world, and Laurel Kearns on mobilizing curriculum for stronger social engagement.
A fine panel of David Cloutier, Faith Harris, and Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb expanded the voices. New syllabi and teaching strategies were shared by Faculty members from CUA, Howard, Wesley, Samuel D. Proctor at VUU, and MTSO. Thanks to leaders and staff from the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development, Green Seminary Initiative, the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, and the Washington Theological Consortium who helped this great day fly! Thanks to the Julia Burke Foundation and Henry Luce Foundation for their vision to support these efforts.