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Adult Forum: Climate, Catastrophe and Faith
February 7, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am
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Or dial 301-715-8592; Meeting ID 876 341 0820
CLIMATE, CATASTROPHE, AND FAITH – A three-part series from Philip Jenkins
Climate is the missing dimension in understanding religion, past, present and future. Repeatedly through history, the world has been subject to severe climate-driven shocks, which have resulted in famine, disease, violence, social upheaval, and mass migration. Commonly, such episodes have been understood in religious terms, through the language of apocalypse, millennium, and Judgment. In response, different societies have often responded through religious forms, for instance by spawning new religious movements and revivals, or persecuting and expelling religious minorities. Such eras have redrawn the world’s religious maps, and created the global concentrations of believers as we know them today. Philip Jenkins will tell the story of how climate change has reshaped faith and faiths, and what that portends for the near future.
Feb 7: How climate change drives religious revolutions
Feb 14: How climate change created evangelical religion
Feb 21: NO FORUM
Feb 28: How climate change will shape our religious futures