Please mark your personal and congregational calendars for our upcoming Interfaith Scholar Weekend on Jan. 19-21.

Interfaith Scholar Weekend will feature scholar Dr. Christiana Peppard, assistant professor of theology, science and ethics at Fordham University in New York.

Dr. Peppard’s scholarship focuses on global environmental ethics and religion and science in a pluralistic era. She is the author of “Just Water” (Orbis Books, 2014) and co-editor of “Just Sustainability: Technology, Ecology and Resource Extraction” (Orbis, 2015). Dr. Peppard is from Fresno, CA.

Dr. Peppard’s engagements during the weekend will be:

  • Friday, Jan. 19, at the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno.
  • Three more lectures at Temple Beth Israel on the issue of water on Saturday, Jan. 20. Her lecture topics will be:
    • “Climate Change, Water and Religion: Questions of Justice?”
    • “Water: Human Right, Economic Commodity, Natural Resource, or … ?”
    • “The Agriculture-Water Nexus and Interfaith Imagination”

For more information, visit Interfaith Scholar website.