Loyola University Chicago

School of Environmental Sustainability

Religion and Nature Series



Integral ecologists are environmental scientists, ethicists, experts in religion and nature, and activists who understand that earth’s environmental crisis cannot be solved by one group alone. Environmental experts from all fields must work together. This speaker series is part of the ‘Francis Project’, a collaboration between Loyola University’s Department of Theology and the Institute of Environmental Sustainability to encourage an integral understanding of the natural world from the perspectives of both science and religion.  See the full flyer with all the speakers: Religion and Nature Speaker Series




The Green Deen: Muslim Perspectives on Ecology and the Environment. 
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The Green Deen

Dr. Marcia Hermansen

September 12
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
IES 123/124


Buddhism, Science, and Nature 

Buddhism, Science and Nature Flyer 

Dr. Hugh Nicholson

October 17
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
IES 123/124 


Christianity & Mobilizing For Ecological Security 

Religion and Nature: Christianity

Dr. William French

November 21
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
IES 123/124 

The Tu Bishvat Seder: A Jewish Liturgy of Nature 

Dr. Devorah Schoenfeld

February 13
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m IES 123/124 

Chicago Youth Seeking Truth and Justice 

Climate Change Conference Panel#4 

March 13
3:45 PM to 5:15 PM Damen MPR South


Hindu Goddess Traditions & Ecology:

Foundations, Dilemmas, and Contradictions 

Dr. Tracy Pintchman 

April 2
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. IES 123/124