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The Places that Move Us: Ecological Vocations

September 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Laurel D. Kearns, The Places that Move Us: Ecological Vocations Tuesday, September 25, 7:00 PM

Tuesday, September 25, 7:00 PM

Schrott Center for the Arts, Butler Arts Center

What draws people to the work of ecology, conservation, and environmental activism? In what sense is that work a vocation, a calling? In this session, we will hear from three scholars and activists, each with their own unique inspiration and vision of the work of ecology as a vocation.

Laurel D. Kearns, pictured above, is Professor of Ecology, Society and Religion at Drew Theological School where she has taught for 24 years. During this time, she has helped eco-justice to become rooted in the Drew curriculum, co-founded the Green Seminary Initiative, and published extensively on religious involvement on ecological issues such as environmental justice, climate change, and food.
Travis RyanTravis J. Ryan  is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Butler University and currently serves as the department chair. He has expertise in urban ecology and is a member of the editorial board of the journal Urban Naturalist.
Murat EyubogluMurat Eyuboglu is a filmmaker and music historian specializing in Gustav Mahler’s works. After The Colorado (2016), his second feature documentary is focusing on the Amazon River Basin in South America.


Butler University Center for Faith and Vocation Seminar on Religion and Global Affairs  presents

Four Public Seminars: September 25, October 30, January 28, and March 4

Each seminar meets from 7:00–9:00 PM on the campus of Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue.

For parking on Butler University’s campus, patrons should park in the Sunset Avenue Parking Garage. Fees can be found at butler.edu/parking.

The Seminar on Religion and Global Affairs is a program of the Center for Faith and Vocation at Butler University, promoting understanding of interfaith and intercultural relations through the discussion of religious issues in global perspectives.

We wish to thank our partners, the Philosophy, Religion, and Classics Department and Global and Historical Studies.

Thank you also to Grace Unlimited, a Lutheran Episcopal campus ministry at Butler University, for their sponsorship.


September 25, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Butler University
4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
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