February 6, 2013 7:30 PM
“...to the thousandth generation”: God, Poverty, and the Future of Love
What risks does the rise of poverty present to future generations? And what might a Christian response be to these risks? In this presentation, Professor Jenkins addressed the risks of sustainability in poverty stricken communities, and how such concerns shape our understanding of love as a central tenet and practice of religious people.
About Willis Jenkins
Professor Willis Jenkins’s research at Yale Divinity School focuses on environmental ethics, sustainable communities, global ethics, and theological ethics. He is the Margaret A. Farley Associate Professor of Social Ethics as well as an author (Ecologies of Grace: Environmental Ethics and Christian Theology, 2008) and editor (The Spirit of Sustainability, co-editor of the forthcoming Bonhoeffer and King: Receiving Their Legacies for Christian Social Thought). Jenkins previously taught at the University of Virginia and at a rural campus of Uganda Christian University. He has significant international experience in community development initiatives, was co-founder of the Episcopal Young Adult Service Corps, and served on the Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission on World Mission, 2000–2006. His newest book is The Future of Ethics: Sustainability, Social Justice, and Religious Creativity (Georgetown Press, 2013).
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