Philosophy & Religion
This year’s Parkhurst Lecture at Southwestern College will feature Rev. Rebekah Simon-Peter, one of the top voices of the Creation Care movement. The lecture will be Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Richardson Performing Arts Center and will begin at 7 p.m. The lecture is a free event that the public is encouraged to attend.
Simon-Peter will focus on “Religion and Mother Earth” during her lecture, sharing how all of the world’s major religions incorporate stewardship of the earth into their teachings. This lecture will explore how Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are grounded in our essential connection to both Creator and creation.
The lecture will be followed with refreshments and a book signing opportunities for those interested in bringing or purchasing Simon-Peter’s books to the Richardson Performing Arts Center lobby.
Rev. Simon-Peter, an ordained United Methodist elder in the Rocky Mountain Conference with a degree in Environmental Studies, worked as an acid rain researcher and volunteer naturalist before receiving her call to ministry.
After more than a decade of serving churches in Colorado and Wyoming, she is now a sought-after presenter, sharing the “green” gospel with churches, interfaith groups, and community groups. She is the author of “Green Church: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rejoice!” and “Seven Simple Steps to Green Your Church” as well as numerous magazine and newspaper articles.
She is the director of BridgeWorks, a ministry that specializes in building bridges of understanding through lifelong learning.