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Hastings College Religion in Life Week 2011
Hastings College’s 2011 Religion in Life Week focuses on Religion and the Environment, April 4-7. All events are free and open to the public.
7 p.m., Monday, Apr. 4, French Memorial Chapel
Dr. Charles Fowler – “Science, Religion, and Sustainability”
Dr. Charles Fowler will present our keynote speech, "Holism: the Common Ground of Science and Religion" on Monday evening, at 7:00 p.m. in French Memorial Chapel. Dr. Fowler, a Hastings College alumnus, works for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and teaches courses in environmental sustainability at Seattle University and the University of Washington.
Noon, Tuesday, Apr. 5, HSU A&B
Dr. Dan Deffenbaugh – “Learning the Language of the Fields”
Dr. Dan Deffenbaugh, Associate Professor of Religion at Hastings College, will present a lunchtime discussion of his book “Learning the Language of the Fields: Tilling and Keeping as Christian Vocation,” in the Hazelrigg Student Union, Room A. A free buffet lunch is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and a limited number of free copies of his book are available from the Chaplain’s office (461-7397).
7 p.m., Wednesday, Apr. 6, French Memorial Chapel
Film – “Renewal”
“Renewal: Stories from America’s Religious-Environmental Movement” is the first feature-length documentary film to capture the vitality and diversity of today’s religious-environmental activists. From within their Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and Muslim traditions, Americans are becoming caretakers of the Earth. With great courage, these women and men are re-examining what it means to be human and how we live on this planet. Their stories of combating global warming and the devastation of mountaintop removal, of promoting food security, environmental justice, recycling, land preservation, and of teaching love and respect for life on Earth are the heart of Renewal.
7 p.m., Thursday, Apr. 7, French Memorial Chapel
Project Recycled Runway
Project Recycled Runway, sponsored by the Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC) will begin at 7:00 p.m. in French Memorial Chapel. Recycle Runway strives to change the way people live on the earth through innovative exhibitions that showcase sustainable fashion designs made from trash. The couture fashions have been sponsored by international organizations including Delta Air Lines®, Toyota®, Coca-Cola® and Target ®.
Hastings College, founded in 1882, is a private, four-year liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). A total of 64 majors in 32 areas of study and 12 pre-professional programs are offered to more than 1,190 students. Hastings College was named among “America’s Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report, a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review, and a “Best Buy in College Education” by Barron’s. Visit www.hastings.edu for more information.
For more information, contact Rev. Dr. David McCarthy at (402) 461-7397.