God, Humanity, and the Rest of Creation

Theology in a Time of Climate Emergency

We live in a time of unprecedented climate emergency: greenhouse gas emissions are causing vast—and irreversible—changes to the Earth’s climate. How should religious people respond to the crisis? How does the way we imagine the relationship between God, humanity, and the rest of creation shape our sense of responsibility for the fate of the earth and its inhabitants? Beginning with the Bible and concluding with contemporary theology and environmental ethics, we’ll develop a textually-rooted Jewish theology for this precarious moment. 

Recorded at the Big Bold Jewish Climate Fest in January 2021.