Inhabiting Eden: Christians, Scripture, and the Ecological Crisis – Public Lecture to Discuss Faith-Based Environmentalism

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Saturday, September 27, 10 a.m. at Rutgers Presbyterian Church on the Upper West Side

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What: Rutgers Presbyterian Church, a highly progressive congregation on Manhattan’s Upper West Side that embodies the inclusion and diversity of New York, will host Inhabiting Eden: Christians, Scripture and the Ecological Crisis, a public lecture led by Patricia K. Tull, A. B. Rhodes Professor Emerita of Old Testament at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. Tull will explore the Bible for ancient wisdom that lends insight into current ecological problems, including energy use, consumerism, food systems, toxic waste and climate change.

While ancient people, including the community that produced Scripture, understood their deep connection with and dependence on the natural world, recent generations have lost much of this wisdom. The environmental choices humans make do affect the future. She will explore paths to a renewed awareness of humans’ place on earth.

Who: Patricia K. Tull is A. B. Rhodes Professor Emerita of Old Testament at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary and author of Inhabiting Eden: Christians, the Bible and the Ecological Crisis.

She serves as Affiliate Developer for Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light, which works with Indiana congregations to conserve energy and advocate for environmental policy. She writes on Scripture and ecology for lay, clergy, student, and scholarly audiences, and is a GreenFaith fellow and Climate Reality presenter.

When: Saturday, September 27, 10 a.m.

Where: Rutgers Presbyterian Church
236 West 73rd Street (between Broadway and West End Avenue)
New York, NY

RSVP: Credentialed media are invited to attend and RSVP is mandatory. Please contact Brittnie Mabry (brittnie(at)philandcompany(dot)com; 646.490.6446).

About Rutgers Presbyterian Church
A warm, welcoming and highly progressive community that embodies the inclusion and diversity of New York City, Rutgers Presbyterian Church is dedicated to making peace and social justice a reality for all people through thought-provoking sermons, extraordinary music, exciting community programs and numerous opportunities to help others in need. Founded in 1798, Rutgers Presbyterian Church is located at 236 West 73rd Street between Broadway and West End Avenue in Manhattan. Sunday services are held at 11 a.m. For more information, visit


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