Congregations and Climate Change Activism
November 5, 2020 . 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Presenters: Greg Hitzhuisen, OSU, faith communities engaging climate change; Nathan Hosler, COB Office of Peacebuilding and Policy
Greg Hitzhusen is Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Religion, Ecology, and Sustainability at the Ohio State University School of Environment and Natural Resources. He sits on the Steering Team for Ethics and Human Values at OSU, and was founding director and board chair for Ohio Interfaith Power and Light. He has previously worked for the National Religious Partnership for the Environment and as Land Stewardship Specialist for the National Council of Churches Eco Justice Programs, and his teaching and research focus on the intersection of faith and environment, building sustainable communities, and partnerships between scientific and faith communities.Nathan Hosler is the Director of the Church of the Brethren’s Office of Peacebuilding and Policy based in Washington, DC. In this capacity, he works on a range of policy and peacebuilding issues. In 2012, he co-initiated the Going to the Garden initiative which worked to support and encourage community-based gardening projects. In addition to supporting local efforts of addressing food security these projects work for environmental, indigenous, racial justice aiming to connect local work with regional or national advocacy. He supports the work of the Brethren Creation Care Network and serves on the board of Creation Justice Ministries. He is also a pastor at the Washington City Church of the Brethren in DC and previously worked in northeast Nigeria. He holds a MA in International Relations and a PhD in Theology.
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