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Dominion, Stewardship, Reconciliation: How Should Humans Live with Other Species?
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Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 6:30am to 9:00am
Madhusudan Katti, Celia Deane-Drummond
Each semester, the Triangle Roundtable gathers faculty from Duke, UNC, NC State, and other local colleges for an evening of dinner and discussion on a question of science and religion. This semester, we're asking: in an age of climate change and widespread destruction of natural habitats, as human beings increasingly control the future of all life on our planet, why and how we should care for the nonhuman world? Is Christian thinking about human dominion over the earth a source of ecological problems, or part of the solution? And does thinking of humans as fundamentally akin to other animals encourage us to respect them or to exploit them? Join us for an evening of conversation with evolutionary ecologist Madhusudan Katti (North Carolina State University) and theologian Celia Deane-Drummond (Oxford, Laudato Si' Research Institute) as we explore rationales for ecological responsibility.