February 27, 2013
and Religious Studies Professor Cynthia
D. Moe-Lobeda has just published Resisting
Structural Evil (Fortress Press, 2013). Moe-Lobeda, Wismer Professor of
Gender and Diversity Studies, also teaches in Environmental Studies program and the School of Theology and Ministry.
In her book, Moe-Lobeda examines Christian ethics in light of the ecological
crisis and relates ecojustice to economic justice. “The future of
the earth is not simply a matter of protecting species and habitats,” she said.
“The earth crisis cannot be understood apart from the larger human
crisis—economic equity, racial equity, social values, and human purpose.” In his review of the book, noted American philosopher, academic, and
activist Cornel West wrote, “This is a grand prophetic book motivated by love
and focused on justice – social justice, ecological justice, and dignity for the
‘least of these.’” Moe-Lobeda will discuss her book at Seattle
University's Search for Meaning Book Festival, March 9, at 2:15 p.m. in Pigott
104. Free tickets are available through brownpapertickets.com. Moe-Lobeda, who earned her Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary,
joined the faculty in 2004. Moe-Lobeda has lectured throughout the United
States and in Africa, Asia, and Europe on climate justice, economic justice,
environmental racism, eco-theology, and the role of religion in justice
struggles. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Christian
Ethics. Among her many articles and books are Healing a Broken
World: Globalization and God (Fortress Press, 2002) and Public
Church: For the Life of the World(Lutheran Voices, 2004).
The College of Arts and Sciences, the
largest college in Seattle University, offers 42 undergraduate
majors, 37 minors, and 7 master’s degrees.
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