Nature’s Sanctuary: Ethiopian Church Forests and the Interplay of Religion and Ecology - Panel Discussion and Ethiopian Cantor Performance

Event time: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Henry R. Luce Hall (LUCE ), 101 (Auditorium) See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Reception to follow in Luce Common Room
Event description: 

Panel Discussion featuring:

Kieran Dodds is a non-fiction photographer known for his research-driven photo stories and portraiture. His personal work considers the interplay of environment and culture, tracing global events through daily lives.

Alemayehu Wassie Eshete, PhD, Executive Director of ORDA Ethiopia. The Organization for Rehabilitation and Development in Amhara (ORDA) protects and restores forests in the northern highlands of Ethiopia, the origin of most of the Nile’s water.

Kyama Mugambi, Assistant Professor of World Christianity, Yale Divinity School. He specializes in ecclesial, social, cultural, theological, and epistemological themes within African urban Christianity. His 2020 book, A Spirit of Revitalization: Urban Pentecostalism in Kenya, which traces the history of Pentecostalism in Kenya

Ethiopian cantor performance: Led by Liqe Tebebt Tekle Sirak.

Kieran Dodds (Photographer), Alemayehu Wassie Eshete, PhD (Ex. Director ORDA Ethiopia), Kyama Mugambi (Asst. Prof., Yale Divinity School), Ethiopian Cantor Performance led by Liqe Tekle Sirak