Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Climate Justice Keynote Speech by Bishop Sofie Peterson

The Lutheran Bishop of Greenland (Church of Denmark) Sofie Peterson, is an Inuk pastor who will deliver an address on climate change in Montreal this Friday March 17 (1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.).

Bishop Peterson was born in Maniitsoq, Greenland and she studied theology and graduated from the University of Copenhagen 1986.  

On 28 May 1995, at the age of 39, Petersen was ordained as the Bishop of Greenland (Evangelical Lutheran Church of Greenland) in the Hans Egede Cathedral of Greenland in the presence of Queen Margrethe II, the titular head of the Church of Denmark. She is the second Inuit bishop and the second woman to become a bishop in the Danish Lutheran church. Bishop Petersen is an outspoken advocate for climate justice and is resident in Nuuk, Greenland.

Bishop Peterson will be the keynote speaker at the Sustainability Across Disciplines Conference that will take place at Concordia University Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability and the Loyal Sustainability Research Centre. Her address is titled: "Responsibility, Creation, and Climate Change: A Theological Reflection".

Click here for more information and to register.

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