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CCS – Christianity and Environmental Apocalypse

December 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

I would like to personally invite you to join us on Thursday, December 2, 12–1:30 p.m. EST (Online, Free, Register Here) for a presentation–conversation on Christianity and Environmental Apocalypse: Lessons from the Nineteenth Century.

To view the poster for this event, please click on the button below:

Poster

 

Church leaders in North America now confront an environmental crisis that already shapes our lives and seems to threaten apocalyptic destruction. However, as many Indigenous authors and scholars–including Nick Estes (Kul Wicasa), Kim TallBear (Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate), and Cherie Dimaline (Métis)–have pointed out, colonialism has already brought apocalypses to North America that are intimately connected to the current crisis.

In this presentation, Emmanuel’s historian of religion and empire, Prof. Matthew Dougherty, uses this insight to re-examine Protestant settlers’ attitudes toward the environment during the nineteenth-century colonization of the Great Lakes region. Focusing particularly on the predecessor bodies of The United Church of Canada, Dougherty discusses how their approaches to nature were neither purely utilitarian nor entirely reverent, but instead reflected the entanglement of Christian theologies with colonial approaches to economics, agriculture and land tenure. Considered anew, these histories offer both lessons and cautions for Christian leaders seeking to confront the contemporary crisis. Dougherty will engage in a conversation with the Rev. Murray Pruden (National Executive Minister for Indigenous Ministries and Justice for the United Church of Canada), who will also moderate our Q&A.

Please feel free to share widely with family, friends and colleagues via email and social media. I have attached two iterations of the event’s poster (hyperlinked PDF for email, JPG for social sharing). The event is also posted on Emmanuel’s social channels to share directly via social:

Facebook: https://fb.me/e/1StkuflpU
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CWoGGdGrVt4/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmmanuelColleg2/status/1463198380398686224/photo/1

Please visit the Centre for Religion and Its Contexts events page for our upcoming offerings in 2022, including the Exploring Satisfaction & Stress in Ministry: Personalized Insights to Cultivate Well-Being workshop series.

I hope you can join us Thursday!

In gratitude,

Shawn

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 Shawn Kazubowski-Houston

EVENTS AND MEDIA COORDINATOR

CENTRE FOR RELIGION AND ITS CONTEXTS

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Date:
December 2, 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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