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Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary of California Lutheran University
Mohrenweiser Lecture
Climate Justice, Health and Wellbeing
with Dr. Manoj Kurian

The lecture will discuss how Climate Change is threatening human health and well-being, and the ethical and moral imperative for action. The lecture will also delve into preparedness and prevention; mitigation and adaptation; and recovery from the loss and damage already sustained. The discussions will encourage reflections on how we can be accountable and take responsibility- as individuals, as congregations, as communities, and as nations.

Dec 10, 2021 09:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Dr. Manoj Kurian
Dr Manoj Kurian is a medical doctor from Malaysia and the Coordinator of the WCC-Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance. Following his postgraduate training in Community Health in India, he worked for seven years in church related institutions in different parts of India. From 1999, he directed the 'Health and Healing' programme at the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva until 2012. Following this, he managed the Policy and Advocacy work of the International AIDS Society. From 2015 apart from Coordinating WCC-EAA, he also Coordinates WCC’s Section on ‘Ecological & Economic Justice’ and is the focal person responsible for Asia. He is also an Adjunct Faculty at College of Public Health, Kent State University. He is a published author, poet and artist.
Ruth Ivory-Moore
ELCA Advocacy's Program Director for Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility
Rev. Dr. Ambrose Carroll
Senior Pastor of Church by The Side of The Road in Berkeley, and Founding Director of Green the Church