ZOOM Webinar: August 30 and September 14, 7:00 – 8:30 pm Join local author and former environmental engineer Dr. Stephen Jurovics to discuss his book, Hospitable Planet: Faith, Action and Climate Change.
Both science and Scripture offer compelling perspectives on the crisis of climate change. –How should we balance our inalienable human rights and solemn moral obligations toward earth, its creatures, and needy people? Spiritual teaching from Genesis-Deuteronomy (the Torah or “Law”) and beyond: (Part 1, August 30)
–What action are we called to take today? (Parts 2 & 3, Sept. 14)
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Dr. Jurovics will break each week into smaller sections, introducing each one, then primarily leading a Q&A discussion of that section. We will assume you have read each Part, which has discussion questions for each chapter, before its discussion date. Hospitable Planet: Faith, Action and Climate Change can be purchased locally from Quail Ridge bookstore or from national booksellers, in paperback or electronic form. You can benefit from the discussions even if you have not read the book.
Stephen A. Jurovics holds BS and MS degrees from Columbia University and a PhD in Engineering from the University of Southern California. Aspects of climate change mitigation have been the focus of his engineering work for more than two decades. He has had about 20 technical papers published. The increasing severity of environmental problems led him, out of spiritual curiosity, to research the environmental teachings in Genesis-Deuteronomy, what Jesus called “the law” in English translations, particularly exploring whether they contained instructions relevant to contemporary issues such as greenhouse gas emissions, preserving biological diversity, treatment of the land, and sustainability. The abundance of applicable teachings, and a desire to discuss ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions motivated him to write Hospitable Planet: Faith, Action and Climate Change.
Dr. Jurovics is an active member of the NC Conference of the United Methodist Church “Caretakers of God’s Creation” team, Interfaith Creation Care of the Triangle, and NC Interfaith Power and Light. Dr. Jurovics is married to Rabbi Raachel Jurovics, Ph. D., who is Rabbi-in-residence for the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. Dr. Jurovics is a member of Yavneh: a Jewish Renewal Community. They reside in Raleigh.
ZOOM Information: James Galloway is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Meeting ID: 810 0386 8480
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kzmSig5sJ
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one letter, not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished.” – Matthew 5:17-18.
Hosted by the Soapstone UMC Creation Care Task Force
Please contact James H. Galloway for further information firstname.lastname@example.org