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'The Well-Placed Human': Talk on Religion, Environment Is Tuesday (4/5)

April 1, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Rev. Ken Wilson, senior pastor of the Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor (Mich.), will present a free community forum, “The Well-Placed and Well-Connected Human: Creation Care in God’s Garden,” from 8:30-10 p.m. this Tuesday (4/5) at the Holy Grounds of St. Thomas More Newman Center, 64 W. Lane Ave., Columbus.

The program is the second in the three-part “Abrahamic Faiths and the Environment” series sponsored by Ohio State University’s School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR), the Ohio Council of Churches, and Ohio Interfaith Power and Light. The series is a lead-up to Earth Day, which is April 22.

Wilson is a member of the National Association of Evangelicals Creation Care Committee and a co-founder of the Friendship Collaborative, which engages scientists and faith leaders in conversation about shared environmental concerns, including climate change.


Stephen Ahearne-Kroll, New Testament professor at Methodist Theological School in Ohio, and Richard Moore, assistant director of SENR and director of Ohio State’s Environmental Sciences Graduate Program, will be the respondents.

Coffee and refreshments will be served at 8 p.m.

For more information, contact SENR’s Greg Hitzhusen, 614-292-7739,, or go to


Kurt Knebusch
Greg Hitzhusen