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Roger S. Gottlieb

Roger S. GottliebInternationally known as a champion of religious environmentalism, Roger S. Gottlieb has authored or edited 14 books on sustainability and spirituality, including A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and Our Planet's Future and The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology.

Thomas Berry, one of the world’s leading ecotheologians, described A Greener Faith as offering “superb insight” and as being a “most needed guide.” Bob Edgar, head of the National Council of Churches, praised Gottlieb for painting a “bright picture of the faith community’s capacity for caring for God’s creation,” and Carl Pope, former Executive Director of the Sierra Club, said Gottlieb had created a “seminal book examining the emerging debate on environmental ethics among the world’s great faith traditions.”

Among Gottlieb’s additional titles are This Sacred Earth: Religion, Nature and Environment, Liberating Faith: Religious Voices for Justice, Peace, and Ecological Wisdom, Joining Hands: Politics and Religion Together for Social Change, and A Spirituality of Resistance: Finding a Peaceful Heart and Protecting the Earth. This Sacred Earth is recognized as the first comprehensive collection on the topic.

Gottlieb is professor of philosophy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. His articles have appeared in The Boston Globe, E Magazine, and Orion Afield, and his work has been covered by such diverse publications as The American Prospect, Christianity Today, Discover, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Editor of six academic book series, on the editorial boards of several journals, and contributing editor to Tikkun Magazine, he appears in such leading academic publications as The Chronicle of Higher Education, Conservation Biology, Environmental Ethics, Ethics, and the Journal of Philosophy. He holds a PhD in philosophy from Brandeis.

Gottlieb speaks on spirituality, sustainability, and religion, environmental ethics, and the role of religious environmentalism in resolving the environmental crisis.

Videos from a talk and from an interview, speaking testimonials, information about his books as well as excerpts from four books are available here. To discuss Roger Gottlieb as a possible speaker, please call 408-865-0888, or send us an email message here.

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