The Institute for Religion in an Age of Science announced the October session of its ongoing free monthly webinar series on Science, Religion and Society will be held on October 21 via Zoom.
The group is hosing Brian Czech, president of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy, who will offer up a sustainable alternative to GDP growth. Dr. Solomon Katz, professor emeritus of the University of Pennsylvania will offer up a response.
The lecture, “It’s the Economy Friends: Putting Sacred Cows Out to Pasture,” will be held at 4 p.m. central time, and while the webinar is free, registration is required: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_V446bd2wQxKmRMlQ0CEtxw.
Czech, a leading opponent of the traditional pro-growth mantra, will argue that GDP growth has become the biggest threat to environmental protection, long-term jobs, national security and international stability. His vision for a steady state economy is stabilized population, per capital consumption and GDP. According to IRAS it is also a view that comports with a rich theological tradition.
Susan is an author with a long-time interest in religion and science. She currently edits Covalence, the Lutheran Alliance for Faith, Science and Technology’s online magazine. She has written articles in The Lutheran and the Zygon Center for Religion and Science newsletter. Susan is a board member for the Center for Advanced Study of Religion and Science, the supporting organization for the Zygon Center and the Zygon Journal. She also co-wrote Our Bodies Are Selves with Dr. Philip Hefner and Dr. Ann Pederson.