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Dr. McFague has garnered international attention as one of the world’s leading experts on the intersection between faith and environmentalism. She is the author of eight books and numerous articles, most of them focused on the importance of the models and metaphors with which we interpret the relationship between God, the world, and ourselves.
In presenting the workshop and lecture, Dr. McFague will collaborate with the Reverend Janet Gear, Assistant Professor of Public and Pastoral Leadership and Director of Denominational Formation (United Church of Canada) at Vancouver School of Theology. Professor Gear has worked closely Dr. McFague on several projects, and recently accompanied Dr. McFague in the Fall of 2011 on a trip to India for a conference entitled Ecology, Ethics and Interdependence.
with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, sponsored by the Mind and Life Institute.
Dr. McFague and Professor Gear will offer a public lecture and one full day workshop Those registered for the workshop are strongly encouraged to attend the lecture, as the workshop will build on the concepts put forth in the lecture.

Friday, June 15th Lecture: 7 pm at St. Mary’s, Kerrisdale Anglican Church, 2490 West 37th Avenue.
Blessed are the Consumers: Climate Change and the Practice of Restraint. Free will offering – open to the general public.

Saturday, June 16th, Full day Workshop: Chapel of the Epiphany on the UBC campus, 6030 Chancellor Boulevard.
Four Steps toward a Practice of Restraint for Abundant Living
9:30 am - 3:30 pm. Registration and fees required, please visit for more information and registration

Contact: Shannon M. Lythgoe
Communications, Marketing and Recruitment Associate
Vancouver School of Theology
6000 Iona Drive, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6T 1L4