Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology

Interdisciplinary Lectures

Theology and Religious Studies are inherently interdisciplinary topics, and our Interdisciplinary Lectures page seeks to highlight events both within the Theology department as well as across the university and elsewhere that may be of interdisciplinary interest to the Loyola Theology and Religious Studies community.  


 2019-2020 Religion and Nature Speaker Series

Theology Department & Institute of Environmental Sustainability

The 2019-2020 'Religion and Nature' Speaker Series is a collaboration between Loyola University's Department of Theology and the Institute of Environmental Sustainability. The series features six speakers (three per semester) who will detail certain practices and ideas within their respective religious communities (Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Lakota, Hinduism) that creatively respond to today's ecological crisis and that both draw from and enrich the scientific wisdom needed to heal the Earth.


The Green Deen: Muslim Perspectives on Ecology and the Environment

Dr. Marcia Hermansen
Department of Theology

Loyola University Chicago

September 12 4:00-5:15pm  IES 123/124


Buddhism, Science and Nature

Dr. Hugh Nicholson
Department of Theology

Loyola University Chicago

October 17  4:00-5:15pm  IES 123/124 


Christianity and Mobilizing For Ecological Security

Dr. William French
Department of Theology

Loyola University Chicago

November 21  4:00-5:15pm  IES 123/124 


 The Tu Bishvat Seder: A Jewish Liturgy of Nature

Dr. Devorah Schoenfeld
Department of Theology

Loyola University Chicago

February 13  4:00-5:15pm  IES 123/124


Mitákuye Oyás'iղ

Indigenous Spirituality and Youth Activism  

Climate Change Conference Roundtable
Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Loyola University Chicago

March 13  2:45-4:15pm  Damen MPR South 


Hindu Goddess Traditions and Ecology:

Foundations, Dilemmas, and Contradictions

Dr. Tracy Pintchman
Department of Theology

Loyola University Chicago

April 2  4:00-5:15pm  IES 123/124