Lessons from Laudato Si’
Dr. Hilda Koster presenting at St. Francis Xavier University on Sunday, Oct. 1, 3:30 pm
After a summer in which Nova Scotia and so many other communities in Canada have experienced the disastrous effects of climate change related wildfires and flooding, it is hard not to be anxious about the future.
- How will we be able to live lives of meaning and purpose when climate disasters destroy our common home?
- How may we hope for a healthy future for ourselves and our children on a damaged planet?
- How can we be in solidarity with communities who have very little resources to protect themselves from heatwaves, droughts, and violent rains?
As part of the Vicar of the Founder lecture series, Dr. Hilda Koster, Associate Professor of Ecological Theology at Regis-St. Michael’s Faculty of Theology in the University of Toronto will be offering a presentation on Sunday, October 1 at St. Francis Xavier University entitled Hope in a time of Climate Emergency: Lessons from Laudato Si’. Her presentation will begin at 3:30 pm in room 205 of the Schwartz School of Business. A buffet reception will follow at St. Ninian Place next door.
Dr. Koster is the Sisters of St Joseph of Toronto Associate Professor of Ecological Theology at Regis-St. Michael’s Faculty of Theology in the University of Toronto, where she directs the Elliott Allen Institute for Theology and Ecology. Dr. Koster is an expert in Christian eco-theology and climate and gender justice. Among her book-length coedited/authored publications are Planetary Solidarity: Global Women’s Voices on Christian Doctrine and Climate Justice (Fortress Press, 2017) and the T&T Clark Handbook of Christian Theology and Climate Change (Bloomsbury, 2019). Her latest book In Solidarity with the Earth: A Multi-Disciplinary Theological Engagement with Gender, Mining and Toxic Contamination, co-edited with Celia Deane-Drummond (Laudato Si’ Research Institute, Oxford, UK), that will be published this fall (T&T Clark/Bloomsbury) details the gendered effects of extreme resource extraction on minoritized and Indigenous communities.