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Wesley Lecturer Looks at Spirituality and Sustainability

Portrait of Beth Norcross

Beth Norcross

The Wesley Lecture

by Silke Kuhn '21

Founding Director of the Center for Spirituality in Nature Beth Norcross will deliver the annual Wesley Lecture at Dickinson College, “Church of the Wild: A New and Old Way of Experiencing Spirituality.” The talk will take place Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. in the Stern Center Great Room.

Norcross serves as adjunct faculty at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., and is an active teacher, speaker, preacher and writer. She has taught courses, written articles and created educational resources for congregations on eco-theology. She is also the co-founder of the Green Seminary Initiative, a program aimed at combining environmental awareness and care with theological studies. Norcross served as vice president of conservation for American Rivers and as the steering committee chair of Greater Washington Interfaith Power and Light.

The Wesley Lecture grows out of the historical relationship between Dickinson College and the Methodist Church, which has its roots in the 19th century. The lecture highlights contemporary conversations and controversies in faith communities and in higher education about the importance and role of community, commitment and service for the education of the citizen-scholar.

This event is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and the Center for Service, Spirituality & Social Justice with special thanks to the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church. It is co-sponsored by the Center for Sustainability Education; the Women’s & Gender Resource Center; the Division of Student Life; the College Farm; and the Department of Religion. It is part of the Clarke Forum’s semester theme, Sustainability.

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Published January 24, 2019