Moral Ground townhall meeting and discussion

Posted by Trish Riley, October 20, 2010

Moral Ground: Why It’s Wrong to Wreck the World
Townhall meeting and discussion featuring Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael Nelson

Time: Friday, Nov. 5, 2010 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
                     100 N.E. First St.
                     Gainesville, FL 32601

Kathleen Dean Moore, Oregon State University distinguished professor of philosophy, and Michael P. Nelson, Michigan State University, will facilitate a townhall-style meeting to encourage public discussion about the environmental emergencies we face. In an effort to create a national discussion of the moral challenges of environmental degradation and climate disruption, the MORAL GROUND project asked a hundred of the world’s moral leaders to consider this question: Do we have a moral obligation to the future to leave a world as rich in possibilities as our own?  Their answers — a resounding yes from all parts of the world, in many voices — are gathered in MORAL GROUND: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril, edited by Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson.

Additional participants: Bron Taylor, Religion, UF, will read from his selection to Moral Ground “Earth Religion and Radical Religious Reformation”, and Cynthia Barnett will read a selection form her forthcoming book Blue Path: Toward an American water ethic (Beacon Press, 2011). Musician Dale Crider will also play for us.

This event is sponsored by the UF Center for Humanities, UF Office of Sustainability and UF Religion Department.

For more information, contact Whitney Sanford (, Anna Peterson ( or visit!/event.php?eid=126512277404750.

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