Luther to host Rasmussen lecture on 'Vocation and Sustainability'

The CIC-NetVUE regional conference on Interreligious Reflection on Vocation and Sustainability that was scheduled to be held at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, March 7-8, has been canceled.

Larry L. Rasmussen, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor Emeritus of social ethics at Union Theological Seminary, New York City, will still give the lecture "Vocation and Sustainability" at 7 p.m. Friday, March 7. The lecture, to be held in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall on the Luther campus, is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Rasmussen's volume, "Earth Community, Earth Ethics," won the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in Religion of 1997. From 1990-2000 he served as co-moderator of the World Council of Churches unit, Justice, Peace, Creation. His most recent book is "Earth-Honoring Faith: Religious Ethics in a New Key."

He served as a member of the Science, Ethics, and Religion Advisory Committee of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and was a recipient of a Henry Luce Fellowship in Theology, the Burnice Fjellman Award for Distinguished Christian Ministries in Higher Education, the Joseph Sittler Award for Outstanding Leadership in Theological Education and the UNITAS (distinguished alumnus) Award from Union Theological Seminary, New York.