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Learn about Judaism's green ethos

March  16, 2011

Sybil Sanchez, director of the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life, will speak on "Judaism: A Green Religion" April 12 at Augustana College. It will be the 26th annual Stone Lectureship in Judaism.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Wallenberg Hall in Denkmann Memorial Hall, 3520 7th Ave.

Sanchez will address Judaism's inherent environmental ethos and its stance on energy, climate change, public health, and biodiversity. Sanchez will discuss the coalition's ongoing policy work as well as other efforts to mobilize the Jewish community, including the Jewish Energy Covenant Campaign.

Sanchez is a leader in coordinating efforts in the Jewish community and beyond to work towards environmental change. She has advocated for years on social-justice issues and served as executive director of the Jewish Labor Committee and director of UN Affairs at B'nai B'rith International. She has a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University.

The Stone Lectureship in Judaism was established in 1983 by friends of Dr. Alex and Martha Stone, long-time residents of Rock Island, and supports speakers and materials which increase awareness of the cultural and historical contributions of Judaism to the traditions of Western culture.

Keri Rursch
Director of Public Relations
(309) 794-7721
kerirursch@augustana.edu