Spalding University’s School of Liberal Studies presents the 2015 Keenan Lecture “Organic Torah: Spirit, Systems and Sustainability” featuring Rabbi Natan Margalit, Ph.D., president of Organic Torah, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 23 in the Egan Leadership Center’s Troutman Lectorium (901 S. Fourth St.). The 2015 Keenan Lecture is supported by the Bob and Felice Sachs Charitable Fund. The event is free and open to the public.
This year’s discussion will focus on major themes in Jewish thought and practice which demonstrate an organic, holistic approach to sustainability. Margalit will explore the idea that in order to overcome the present environmental crisis and stop the degradation of life-sustaining natural systems, individuals and communities need more than scientific and technical fixes-a deeper shift is needed in the way they think and feel about their place in this world. Margalit views that this is where religions can make an important contribution.
Complimentary parking for the event is available in Spalding lots off of Third, Fourth and Breckinridge Streets. Individuals interested in attending or wanting more information can contact Dorina Miller Parmenter at (502) 873-4438.