January 13, 2012
Professor Cynthia Moe-Lobeda was elected to the Board of Directors of the Society of Christian Ethics at its annual meeting in January. Moe-Lobeda, Wismer Professor of Gender and Diversity Studies, holds faculty appointments in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Theology and Ministry.
The Society of Christian Ethics promotes research in the history of ethics and moral theology; theoretical issues relating to the interplay of theology and ethics; methodology in ethical reflection and investigation; and comparative religious ethics. The Society also addresses problems in applied and professional ethics, and various human-rights and social-justice issues in national and global contexts.
Approximately 1000 individuals, mainly from universities, colleges, and graduate schools of theology are members of the society. The society meets annually with the Society of Jewish Ethics and the Society for the Study of Muslim Ethics.
Moe-Lobeda earned her Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary, which is affiliated with Columbia University. She is currently completing a book, Christian Ethics for the Uncreators: Morality in the Face of Systemic Evil. A full-time faculty member at Seattle University since 2004, she teaches in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies and the Environmental Studies program in the College of Arts and Sciences as well as in the School of Theology and Ministry.
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