University of Virginia Professor of Religion, Ethics & Environment Willis Jenkins will give an address on “The Ethics of Food and the Health of the Planet” on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. A co-director of the Institute for Practical Ethics, Jenkins studies how religious traditions interpret social questions, with a particular interest in intersections of religious ethics and environmental questions. He is an expert on the ethics of climate change, the ethics of food, the relation of Christian theology to modern environmental problems, and other questions attending moral life in the Anthropocene. Jenkins is the author of Ecologies of Grace: Environmental Ethics and Christian Theology, winner of a Templeton Award for Theological Promise, and The Future of Ethics: Sustainability, Social Justice, and Religious Creativity, which won an American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion. Sponsor: Park Street Corporation Speaker Series.
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