Erin Lothes is a theologian at the College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ., and a graduate of Fordham University with a Ph.D. in systematic Theology. She holds a Master's in Theology from Boston College, and an A.B. in English from Princeton University.
Dr. Lothes served as an Earth Institute Fellow at Columbia University, an interdisciplinary research post-doctorate in sustainability studies. She is the author of Inspired Sustainability: Planting Seeds for Action (Orbis 2016), The Paradox of Christian Sacrifice: The Loss of Self, the Gift of Self (Herder and Herder, 2007), and articles on theological energy ethics and faith-based environmentalism, including "Come with Me Into the Fields: Inspiring Creation Ministry Among Faith Communities” and “A New Paradigm for Catholic Energy Ethics.”
Dr. Lothes is lead author of “Catholic Moral Traditions and Energy Ethics for the Twenty-First Century,” in the Journal of Moral Theology. She is editor of “Light for a New Day: Interfaith Essays on Energy Ethics,” presented at the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) in Marrakech, November 2016, published by GreenFaithhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/erinlothes/. She is chair of the Columbia University Faculty Seminar on Energy Ethics.
Dr. Lothes has participated in the interfaith environmental movement since 2003 with groups such as the National Religious Partnership for the Environment, GreenFaith, the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale, the Catholic Climate Covenant, and the Global Catholic Climate Movement.
Renewal comes as our listening hearts accept the pain of hearing the reality of those now suffering the impacts of climate change. Can we allow this heartbreak to be a means of conversion, of turning over the soil. Here is where we roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty.VIEW