Dr. Gretel Van Wieren works within the fields of environmental ethics, religion and nature, agricultural and food ethics, as well as religion and nonprofit organizations. She is Associate Professor in Religious Studies at Michigan State University. She is the author of three books including
Restored to Earth: Christianity, Environmental Ethics, and Ecological Restoration (Georgetown University Press, 2013), as well as Food, Farming, and Religion: Emerging Ethical perspectives (Routledge, 2018), and Listening at Lookout Creek: Nature in Spiritual Practice (Oregon State University Press, 2019) and is a member of a number of working groups, roundtables, and blogs such as the Center for Humans and Nature and the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, & Culture.
What can we learn about responding to climate change from small farms run by religious communities? In this episode, the RSP’s Candace Mixon talks to Dr. Gretel Van Wieren about her career in environmental and agricultural ethics. Climate activism has deep religious roots, so join us for practical advice about bringing the diverse approaches of Christian, Jewish, and Muslims groups into the undergraduate religious studies classroom.