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Book Launch | “The Planet You Inherit” by Larry Rasmussen

Join Union’s Center for Earth Ethics Monday, April 24th from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm in AD 30 for the Book Launch of “The Planet You Inherit” by Professor Emeritus Larry Rasmussen.

Our children’s and grandchildren’s generation will face a different world, one affected by climate instability, mass uncertainty, and breathtaking extinction. In fact, the next generation will face the reality that human activity is changing the planet from one geological epoch to another. From this vantage point, renowned Christian environmental ethicist Larry Rasmussen writes to his grandchildren in “The Planet You Inherit: Letters to My Grandchildren when Uncertainty’s a Sure Thing” (Broadleaf Books, 2022).

“There’s real wisdom in this book, not just for the next generation but for those of us making the decisions right now. Those of us of a certain age have a very real responsibility to do everything we can to pass on a working planet to those who come after!” — Bill McKibben, Schumann Distinguished Scholar, Middlebury College, and author of “Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?”

Dr. Rasmussen is the Reinhold Niebuhr Professor Emeritus of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary. He is the author of “Earth Honoring Faith: Religious Ethics in a New Key” (2013) and “Earth Community, Earth Ethics” (1996).

This event is free and open to the public.



Apr 24 2023


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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