Loma Linda, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2013
Loma Linda University Department of Earth and Biological Sciences is hosting “Entrusted: Christians and Environmental Care,” a unique symposium that explores Christians and environmental stewardship.
The event is set for April 26 and 27 at Loma Linda University Centennial Complex’s Damazo Amphitheater, Randall Amphitheater, and Loma Linda University Church. Cost at the door is $25, and $15 for students. Early registration at the website offers a $5 discount. The Saturday afternoon programs, including the family Vespers program, “Wild Minds: Animals that Think” featuring live exotic animals, are free to the public.
“Recent studies suggest that Christians and those of other faith groups show measurably less interest in environmental and conservation issues than the public at large,” says William K. Hayes, Ph.D., professor of biology at Loma Linda University Department of Earth and Biological Sciences and organizer of the symposium.
“This first-of-its-kind symposium in the region seeks to stimulate discussion on how Christians can become more involved with environmental stewardship,” he says.
Speakers invited to the event include: Marianne Thieme, leader of the Dutch Party for Animals; Jo Ann Davidson, theologian at Andrews University; Steven M. Smith, geologist; and Gordon M. Burghardt, psychologist at University of Tennessee.
The symposium will also feature presentations by researchers on diverse topics such as Biblical perspectives, environmental ethics, human health and the environment, and biodiversity conservation.
For more information and to register early, go to: http://www.LomaLindaBiodiversity.org/Entrusted.
About Loma Linda University (http://www.llu.edu)
Loma Linda University is a Seventh-day Adventist educational health-sciences institution with more than 4,600 students located in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Eight schools make up the University organization: Allied Health Professions, Behavioral Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Religion. More than 55 programs ranging from certificates of completion and associate in science degrees to doctor of philosophy and professional doctoral degrees are offered. Students from more than 80 countries around the world and virtually every state in the nation are represented in Loma Linda University’s student body.