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Why Care for Creation: Ten Reasons for Being Earth-keepers – Steven Bouma-Prediger

Date: January 26, 2013

Speaker: Dr. Steven Bouma-Prediger

Position: Professor & Chair, Department of Religion, Hope College, Holland, Michigan

Topic: “Why Care for Creation: Ten Reasons for Being Earth-keepers”

Venue: Chan Shun Hall

Attendance: 30


Presentation: Bouma-Prediger argued that we should care for the earth to defend our own self-interests, to provide a healthy environment for future generations, to enjoy simpler lifestyles, to promote eco-justice for the poor & oppressed, to protect the rights of higher sentient animals that have rights, to preserve the intrinsic value of what God has made, to promote the interdependence of the community of creation, to obey God’s divine command as His disciples, to bear God’s image by showing concern for His creatures, and to express our gratitude for His grace & benevolence to us.  Thus, caring for creation is an integral part of being a Christian.


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