Green Team Summit 2020
Facing the Rising Sun: Climate Change & Ecowomanist Wisdom is the focus of GIPL's third annual Green Team Summit, featuring Rev. Dr. Melanie Harris of Texas Christian University. Join GIPL and Creation care champions across Georgia for this interfaith gathering, open to anyone looking to form (or refresh!) a Green Team in their faith community and people of faith looking to connect around climate action and environmental justice.
Tickets will be available for purchase soon!
Rev. Dr. Melanie L. Harris is founding director of African American and Africana studies and full Professor of Religion and Ethics at TCU (Texas Christian University). She is the first African American Woman to earn the rank of full professor in the history of TCU. A graduate of the Harvard Leadership Program, her research focuses on ethical leadership and access and equity in higher education. Her scholarship critically examines intersections between race, religion, gender and environmental ethics. She is the author of several books and scholarly articles including Gifts of Virtue: Alice Walker and Womanist Ethics (Palgrave 2011), Ecowomanism: African American Women and Earth Honoring Faiths (Orbis 2017) and co-editor of Faith, Feminism and Scholarship: The Next Generation (Palgrave 2011). She is also ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
She is on the executive board of the Society of the Study of Black Religion and has served on the Board of Directors of KERA-TV/Radio, The American Academy of Religion and the Society of Christian Ethics. Dr. Harris earned her PhD and M.A. degrees from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, an M.Div. from Iliff School of Theology and a B.A. from Spelman College in English and Sacred Music.
Special thanks to the General Board of Global Ministries/The United Methodist Church for hosting the Green Team Summit this year.