Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

February 28, 2000

Guest Lecturer to Speak on Ecofeminism and Earth Healing

The Whitworth College Women's Studies Program and Center for Faith and Learning are hosting a lecture by Dr. Rosemary Radford Ruether, a Catholic feminist theologian who teaches at Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill. Ruether will speak on "Ecofeminism and Earth Healing."

Ruether holds a B.A. in philosophy from Scripps College, and a master's in ancient history and a Ph.D. in classics and patristics from Claremont Graduate School. In addition to teaching courses on the interrelation of Christian theology and history to social justice issues, including sexism, racism and poverty at Garrett Theological Seminary, she is a member of the graduate faculty of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. She is also the recipient of 11 honorary doctorates, the most recent from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Ruether is the author or editor of 32 books, including Women Healing Earth: Third World Women of Feminism, Religion and Ecology (1996) and Gender and Redemption: A Theological History (1997). She also writes regularly for such journals as The National Catholic Reporter and Sojourners.

The lecture will take place Thursday, March 16 at 7 p.m. in the Music Building Recital Hall at Whitworth College. Admission is free. For more information, call (509) 777-4433.



Dale Soden, director of the Center for Christian Faith and Learning, Whitworth College, (509) 777-4433.

Julie Riddle, public information specialist, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3729.

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