Ecological and Environmental Ethics conference to be held on the campus of SNU

Ecological and Environmental Ethics conference to be held on the campus of SNU

     Southern Nazarene University (SNU) is pleased that the Oklahoma Society for Science and Faith (OSSF) will hold it’s Ecological and Environmental Ethics conference on the Southern Nazarene University campus located at 6729 Northwest 39th Expressway in Bethany, Oklahoma, April 23 - 25, 2009. 

Keynote and Special speakers:  Dr. Larry Rasmussen, Dr. J. Matthew Sleeth, and Dr. Laura Yordy. 

Conference Emphasis 

Science has determined that modern human civilization is detrimentally affecting local environments and the global climate. Scientists seek solutions to solve the pressing problems.  In addition, society must make ethical decisions in discerning a proper course of action in caring for the environment and maintaining sustainable ecosystems for future generations. 

A Judeo-Christian perspective may legitimately inform ecological and environmental ethical decision making within religious communities.  Topics to be considered include:  global stewardship; practical paradigms in making ethical decisions; community models and organizational paradigms that reflect environmentally ethical decisions; lessons from earth's ancient past; future prospects and/or eschatological outlooks; the role of humans in the biosphere; and social and ecological justice. 

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If you have any questions regarding the conference, please direct them to Mark Winslow at

The Oklahoma Society for Science and Faith exists to explore the relationship between science and religious faith. The Society is supported by a Local Society Initiative grant from the Metanexus Institute and receives additional support from Southern Nazarene University.   The Society is open to all persons who wish to investigate the positive interaction between science and faith.