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Dwight Hopkins presents Earth Week lecture on environmental racism April 25 at LSTC

Posted Feb 27, 2007

Dr. Dwight Hopkins will speak on "Ecological Justice/ Environmental Racism," in the Earth Week Lecture at the Lutheran School of Theology on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in Common Room 350. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Dr. Hopkins is Professor of Theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School. He researches and writes on contemporary models of theology, black theology, and liberation theologies. Among other books, Hopkins is the author of Being Human: Race, Culture, and Religion; Heart and Head: Black Theology Past, Present, and Future; Down, Up & Over: Slave Religion and Black Theology; Shoes That Fit Our Feet: Sources for a Constructive Black Theology; and Introducing Black Theology of Liberation.

For more information about the lecture, contact Professor David Rhoads at the Lutheran School of Theology, drhoads@lstc.edu or 773-256-0774.

The lecture is jointly sponsored by the Lutheran School of Theology, McCormick Theological Seminary, The Zygon Center for Religion and Science, and the Religion and Environment Initiative at the University of Chicago.

Contact:

Dr. David Rhoads
Professor of New Testament
773-256-0774
drhoads@lstc.edu

Jan Boden
Director of Communications
773-256-0744
jboden@lstc.edu

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago forms visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Its approximately 290 students come from all parts of the United States and from around the world to study in the masters level and advanced studies programs. Graduates become pastors, other church leaders, and university and seminary professors. LSTC is a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a member of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools, allowing students to cross-register among the 12 member seminaries and drawing on a wealth of ecumenical resources. LSTC enjoys a number of cooperative arrangements with the University of Chicago.

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