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Religion and ecological crisis subject of BYU lecture Jan. 21

Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Kiener will discuss “The Ecological Crisis through the Lens of Faith” at Brigham Young University Thursday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium.

Cohen-Kiener, director of the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network, is the rabbi for the Congregation of P’Nai Or in Connecticut. She was ordained a rabbi and spiritual guide by the Alliance for Jewish Renewal in 1999. She has degrees in Hebrew literature and secondary education from the University of Minnesota.

P’Nai Or is part of the Jewish Renewal movement which “seeks to bring creativity, relevance, joy and an all-embracing awareness to spiritual practice.” It also tries to help “heal the world by promoting justice, freedom, responsibility and caring for all life the earth,” according to their website.

Cohen-Kiener has tried to bring a spiritual perspective to current problems for the three decades. Her books include “Life on Earth: A User’s Guide,” “A Teen’s Guide to Communication Skills” and “For All Who Call: A Guide to Enhancing Prayer Instruction in the Jewish Community.”

The lecture is hosted by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies.

For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652.

Writer: Brandon Garrett

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