The Moral Aspects of Fighting Climate Change

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Fri, 09/20/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Kathleen Dean Moore on climage activism
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Host Paul Roland speaks with Kathleen Dean Moore, philosopher, nature writer, public speaker, and defender of all that is wild. Her work brings together the art of the essay, the wisdom of the natural world, and the moral clarity of philosophy to explore our place on the planet and our responsibilities for its thriving. 

Kathleen Dean Moore will speak on climate activism this weekend in Portland.

This is a FREE event on Saturday, September 21 at 2:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson, Portland, OR 97201

Workshops will follow at 3:15 pm. Topics include: Writing Comments for the Longview Coal Export Terminal Scoping Process, NW Fossil Fuel Exports, and Divestment.

Kathleen Dean Moore's newest book is MORAL GROUND: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril. It gathers testimony from a hundred of the world’s moral leaders, who call us to honor our obligations to future generations. Moore and co-editor Michael P. Nelson speak widely to audiences of interested citizens, scientists, church groups, etc. about the need for a moral response to climate destabilization and species loss. 

Moore is best known as a nature writer, whose essays question and celebrate our cultural and spiritual connections to the wild, nurturing Earth. Her 2010 book of essays, Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature, tells of nature’s power to move us from sorrow to courage and hope. Riverwalking: Reflections on Moving Water, is set on Oregon's wild rivers. The rocky intertidal edge of the sea is the setting for the essays in Holdfast: At Home in the Natural World. The Pine Island Paradox, which begins under the cold salt sun of southeast Alaska, makes the case for an ethic of care based on the kinship of all being.


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