We are pleased to announce that our featured scholar will be Dr. Christiana Peppard, Assistant Professor of Theology, Science, and Ethics at Fordham University in New York, where she is also affiliate faculty in Environmental Studies. Her scholarship focuses on global environmental ethics and religion and science in a pluralistic era. She is the author of Just Water (Orbis Books, 2014) and co-editor of Just Sustainability: Technology, Ecology and Resource Extraction (Orbis, 2015)
Dr. Peppard will open the weekend on Friday, January 19 at the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno, and on Saturday, January 20, will deliver 3 more lectures at temple Beth Israel round the issue of water. She will be open to speaking at a local Church on Sunday morning January 21, and could offer a lecture at a local University or College or community sponsored event on Sunday afternoon or evening if a school or local environmental group would contract her for that engagement.