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Luke Gascho: A Christian Response to Climate Change

Posted on February 1st, 2008

Luke A. Gascho

Are Christians to blame for ecological crisis and climate change?

Luke A. Gascho, executive director of the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen (IN) College, will reflect on that question in a presentation 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Suter Science Center Auditorium.

Dr. Gascho will explore how biblical faith and value systems call Christians back to a connection that strengthens understanding and practice of earth care. He will include a focus on the meaning of responsible stewardship with examples ranging from personal actions, to green buildings to efforts such as the Evangelical Climate Initiative and the Association of College and Universities Presidents Climate Commitment. (Read more about EMU’s efforts to be green.)

Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center is a natural sanctuary located near Wolf Lake, Ind., and operated by Goshen College that provides a natural sanctuary for northern Indiana’s plants and animals, a vigorous educational program that interprets the significant biological and geological features and a setting for re-creating opportunities that benefit the human body and spirit while not exploiting the land or disturbing its ecosystems.

Gascho is a 1974 EMU graduate. He has been director of Merry Lea since 1997.

The program is sponsored by the Shenandoah Anabaptist Science Society. Admission is free.

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