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W&L’s Religion Department Sponsors Talk on Christianity and Climate Change

Willis Jenkins, associate professor of religion, ethics and environment at the University of Virginia, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, May 14, at 5 p.m. in Hillel, rm. 101.

The title of the talk, which is free and open to the public, is “The Future of Love: Christianity and Climate Change.” It is sponsored by the Religion Department and the Philip Howerton Fund at W&L.

Jenkins, also the Margaret Farley Assistant Professor of Social Ethics at Yale Divinity School, is the author of “The Future of Ethics: Sustainability, Social Justice and Religious Creativity” (2013) and “Ecologies of Grace: Environmental Ethics and Christian Theology” (2008) and has written more than 10 articles.

Jenkins said, “I am interested in interpreting the moral problems arising from changing human-environment systems, especially how religious traditions interpret and respond to those problems.” His research interests include environmental ethics, religion and ecology, Christian social ethics and theology and economy.

He received his B.A. from Wheaton College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University.