Upcoming Presentation: The Jesus Movement and the Climate Movement

The Jesus Movement and the Climate Movement

For those in the Oklahoma City area I will be giving a forum presentation and the sermon at Mayflower UCC in Oklahoma City on January 17, 2016. Hope to see many of you there.

Sermon: 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. – “The Jesus Movement and the Climate Movement” – The Jesus movement must be a climate movement. Otherwise it cannot bring good news to the poor, create lasting justice, be a maker of sustainable peace, and express responsible care for the very good earth. Climate justice is at the very heart of following the way of Jesus in our time.

Forum Presentation: 10:00 a.m. – “What Can the Climate Movement Learn from Martin Luther King, Jr.?” – MLK’s World House vision and his relentless pursuit of nonviolent resistance to confront injustice provide both a compelling philosophical framework and a pragmatic approach that are helpful for sustaining the climate justice movement and engaging the human spirit in addressing the most pressing global challenge in human history.

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About Mark Y. A. Davies

Mark Davies is The Wimberly Professor of Social and Ecological Ethics and Director of the World House Institute for Social and Ecological Responsibility at Oklahoma City University. From 2009 to 2015, Mark was dean of the Petree College of Arts and Sciences and Wimberly Professor of Social Ethics at Oklahoma City University. Previously, Mark was dean of the Wimberly School of Religion at Oklahoma City University and Founding Director of the Vivian Wimberly Center for Ethics and Servant Leadership. Prior to becoming dean of the Wimberly School of Religion in 2002, he was associate dean of the Petree College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma City University and chair of the department of philosophy. Mark has published in the areas of Boston personalism, process philosophy and ethics, and ecological ethics. Dr. Davies serves on the United Methodist University Senate, which is “an elected body of professionals in higher education created by the General Conference to determine which schools, colleges, universities, and theological schools meet the criteria for listing as institutions affiliated with The United Methodist Church.” He and his wife Kristin live in Edmond, OK in the United States, and they have two daughters. The views expressed by the author in this blog do not necessarily represent the views of Oklahoma City University.
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One Response to Upcoming Presentation: The Jesus Movement and the Climate Movement

  1. Robin Meyers says:

    Dear Friends, as the senior minister at Mayflower, I take credit (or blame) for inviting Mark Davies to preach and teach his environmental rear end off on Sunday, January 17. Why? Because he has seriously credibility on this issue, and frames it properly as a moral one. Mayflower welcomes his message with open arms, and we invite all of you who would like to hear him to come at either 9 or 10 am. That way, you can either worship first at 9 and then attend his Sunday School presentation at 10, or you can start with Sunday School at 10 and stay for worship at 11. He is preaching twice, as the Lord has commanded him to do 🙂 In case you need any more motivation, consider the speed at which global climate change is occurring. We have no time to waste or we lay waste to time.

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