Dr. Rosemary Radford Ruether - Tuesday Night Talks

August 9, 2011

The Palestinian struggle for Survival: Environmental Pollution, Denial of Water and Ethnic Cleansing in the Occupied Territories

Rosemary Radford Ruether will discuss the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in terms of ethnic cleansing of Palestinian population, the conflict's reenforcement in American politics (specifically in terms of U.S.-Israel military relations), and the expression this has had in environmental pollution and denial of water in the Occupied Territories.

Rosemary Radford Ruether is the Carpenter Emerita Professor of Feminist Theology at Pacific School of Religion and the GTU, as well as the Georgia Harkness Emerita Professor of Applied Theology at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary. She has enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a scholar, teacher, and activist in the Roman Catholic Church, and is well known as a groundbreaking figure in Christian feminist theology.  Ruether has published numerous books, including Sexism and God-Talk, In Our Own Voices: Four Centuries of American Women’s Religious Writing (ed. with Rosemary Skinner Keller), and The Wrath of Jonah: The Crisis of Religious Nationalism in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Her most recent books include Goddesses and the Divine Feminine: A Western Religious History (May 2005), Integrating Ecofeminism, Globalization, and World Religions (Nature's Meaning) (January 2005), and Mountain Sisters: From Convent To Community In Appalachia.  She is co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Women in American Religion.

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