2021 Mohrenweiser Lecture

Climate Justice, Health and Wellbeing

2021 Mohrenweiser Lecture

Dr. Manoj Kurian will discuss how climate change is threatening human health and well-being, and the ethical and moral imperative for action. The lecture also will delve into preparedness and prevention; mitigation and adaptation; and recovery from the loss and damage already sustained. The discussions will encourage reflections on how we can be accountable and take responsibility — as individuals, congregations, communities and nations.


  • 8:30 a.m.: Gathering
  • 9:00 a.m.: Introduction
  • 9:15 a.m.: Lecture and Q&A
  • 10:30 a.m.: Break
  • 10:50 a.m.: Panel and Q&A

Kurian is a medical doctor from Malaysia and the coordinator of the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance. He also coordinates WCC’s section on “Ecological & Economic Justice” and is the focal person responsible for Asia. He is an adjunct faculty member at the College of Public Health, Kent State University. He is a published author, poet and artist.

The Mohrenweiser Lecture Series was established to address moral and ethical decision points between the practices of faith, science and medicine.

The lecture is free but registration is required. Registered participants will receive information about joining the Zoom webinar prior to the event.


Sponsored By
PLTS Center for Climate Justice and Faith


Ray Pickett