September 28, 2017


Faculty lecture connects theology, ecology and race


While matters of ecology or race seem to be in the headlines every day, not everyone sees how they are connected – or how theology can inform and illuminate our approach to both. A professor at Methodist Theological School in Ohio will discuss how this trio is woven together in an upcoming evening lecture.

Elaine Nogueira-Godsey, assistant professor of theology, ecology and race, delivers her faculty lecture, "Connecting Theology, Ecology and Race: A Conversation on Environmental Justice," at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Alford Centrum on the MTSO campus, 3081 Columbus Pike in Delaware. It is free and open to the public.

Nogueira-Godsey brings a global perspective to her teaching and scholarly research. A native of Brazil, where she received her bachelor’s degree, she earned her master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

She has written extensively on the intersection of ecology, race, gender and theology. In July, the GlobalChurch Project named Nogueira-Godsey one of “18 Latin American female theologians you should know about.” 

Methodist Theological School in Ohio provides theological education and leadership in pursuit of a just and sustainable world. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree, the school offers master’s degrees in counseling, theological studies and practical theology, along with a Doctor of Ministry degree.

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Danny Russell, communications director, 740-362-3322