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Symposium on Spirituality and the Environment

The Symposium will focus on bringing people together to explore perspectives on environmentalism from faith and spiritual traditions. We bring forward teachers, academics, faith-based activists in dialogue and shared learning. Our hope: greater understanding leading to greater engagement in acts of environmental protection and justice.



2022 – Spirituality and Environmental Stewardship: A Conversation with Two Scholar Activists
Watch the recording here.


  • Professor Tink Tinker (he/him/his) is Professor Emeritus of American Indian Cultures and Religious Traditions at Iliff School of Theology.
  • Dr. Oakleigh (Oak) Thorne II (he/him/his) is founder and honorary president of Thorne Nature Experience.


2021 – Food Justice and Faith: Nourishing Our Bodies and Our Souls
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  • Becca Gan Levy (she/her/hers) is the Farm and Sustainability Director at the Boulder JCC.
  • Hayden Dansky (they/them/theirs) is a cofounder and Executive Director of Boulder Food Rescue.
  • Dina Coates (she/her/hers) is the Chief Development Officer for Community Food Share. 

2020 – Fighting Climate Change
Watch the recording here.


  • Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, Founder and CEO, Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action
  • Senator Steve Fenberg, CO State Senator & Majority Leader

Watch the recording here.

  • Dr. Amanda Baugh, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at California State University, Northridge and Director of the Program in Civic and Community Engagement
  • Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre, Professor of Social Ethics and Latinx Studies at Iliff School of Theology and Director of the Center for Eco-Justice


  • Rev. Susan Hendershot is President of The Regeneration Project and Interfaith Power & Light
  • Rev. Kyle Meyaard-Schaap, National Organizer and Spokesperson for Young Evangelicals for Climate Action


  • Suzanne Benally, (Navajo and Santa Clara Tewa) the Executive Director of Cultural Survival
  • Dr. Scott Powell, Catholicism, the Aquinas Institute for Catholic Thought
  • Prof. David Robert Loy is a professor, writer, and Zen teacher in the Sanbo Zen tradition of Japanese Zen Buddhism
  • The Reverend Fletcher Harper, GreenFaith’s Executive Director


  • Rabbi Marc Soloway, Congregation Bonai Shalom, Boulder
  • Rev. Fletcher Harper, Executive Director, GreenFaith
  • Gopal Patel, The Bhumi Project
  • Nana Firman, Green Market Solution

We gratefully acknowledge that this Symposium is underwritten by the Bachrach Endowment Fund at Congregation Har HaShem.

Sun, March 26 2023 4 Nisan 5783