The University of Kansas’ Department of Religious Studies invites you to an evening with Dr. Bron Taylor, professor of religion and nature, environmental ethics, and environmental studies at the University of Florida and Carson Fellow of the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich Germany. In his talk, Spirituality After Darwin: 'Dark Green' Nature Religion and the Future of Religion and Nature, Dr. Taylor will present evidence that, especially since Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species in 1859, a new, global, earth religion has been rapidly spreading around the world.
Dr. Taylor studies nature-human relationships and the global struggle for biodiversity, conservation, and environmental sustainability. As Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature and developer of the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, Dr. Taylor is an expert on the complex, changing relationships between religion and nature. He is currently developing a research project to investigate what he has labeled “The Greening of Religion Hypothesis,” namely, the contention that the world’s predominant religious traditions are becoming more environmentally friendly. Dr. Taylor “challenges us as humans to rethink our emotional and spiritual connections and our moral obligations to the earth’s diverse inhabitants” (brontaylor.com).
An evening with Dr. Bron Taylor will encourage participants to think about our planetary future and the impact spirituality can have on our environment. Audience members are encouraged to explore Dr. Taylor's recent books, Dark Green Religion: Nature Spirituality and the Planetary Future and Avatar and Nature Spiritually. Please join us for a fascinating evening examining our globe’s intensifying environmental crisis, the earth’s diverse inhabitants, and our deep, evolving connections with nature.
Spirituality After Darwin: 'Dark Green' Nature Religion and the Future of Religion and Nature
April 13th, 2015
7:00pm, Kansas Room
Kansas Memorial Union
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