As part of Union Seminary’s new “Faculty on the Road” program, we are delighted to announce that Dr. Larry L. Rasmussen—teacher, writer and activist—will share his thoughts on the topic, “How Do We Hymn the Earth in a Time of Climate Change?” on Sunday, June 3, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, UCC, 7834 Tennyson NE, Albuquerque.
In his presentation, Dr. Rasmussen will speak to such timely questions as: If climate change tugs at how we think about the world and envisage its uncertain future, how ought congregations enter the fray in a helpful way? How do we hymn creation in a tumultuous world? What is our work now?
Dr. Rasmussen is the author of the recently-published book, Earth-Honoring Faith: Religious Ethics in a New Key. He is the Reinhold Niebuhr Professor Emeritus of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, where he currently teaches a course on Climate Ethics. He has served as the co-moderator of the World Council of Churches unit, Justice, Peace, Creation, among other influential positions. Dr. Rasmussen and his wife Nyla live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he was also the organizer of Earth-Honoring Faith: A Decade Project at the nearby Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center, Abiquiu, N.M., 2008 – 2017.
All Union Seminary alumni/ae are cordinally invited to get together after the lecture so that they can get to know each other and talk about next steps for the group. Alums will meet at 5:00 PM at Sandiago’s Grill at the Tram, 40 Tramway Road, Albuquerque 87122, where they may order dinner or other refreshment off the menu (sandiagos.com).
Please RSVP to the e-mail address below if you plan to join us at Sandiago’s so that the chapter leaders can have the tables set up for the group; or you may call Rev. Mary Stuart at 505-286-2218.
The event is sponsored by the Union Theological Seminary New Mexico Alumni/ae Chapter. For further information, please e-mail UTSalumsNM@gmail.com