Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Leah Schade, Ecotheologian, Instructor at Lebanon Valley College

A post from Lebanon Valley College's Religion and Philosophy Department where I teach as an adjunct instructor:

For the past year, the Department of Religion and Philosophy at LVC has been privileged to have Dr. Leah Schade teaching for us.  She is a gifted and committed teacher, who is regularly teaching courses in Ethics.  Beginning next fall, she will offer a specialized course in “Religion, Ecology and Gender” that builds on her academic specialization in eco-theology and her ministry as an environmental activist.  The course probes the question about the different ways religion has provided us with both positive and negative models for conceptualizing embodiedness, sexuality, and relationality in terms of both human and biotic communities.  It will take an in-depth look at ecological theology and ecofeminism in the effort to understand the underlying causes of our current environmental crises.

The following is an excerpt from the April 2015 edition of The Lutheran magazine:  It provides an excellent profile of Schade and her work.

In her ministry of environmental advocacy, Leah Schade has become a “fracktivist,” taking on the industry at such places as this drill rig in the Tiadaghton State Park in Lycoming Country, Pa.

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