Published on April 19, 2013
Ben Lowe, founder and leader of Young Evangelicals for Climate Action (yecaction.org,) will present a lecture on “Christians and Climate Crisis” at Samford University Monday April 22.
The free public event—part of Samford’s Earth Week observations--will begin at 4 p.m. in Samford’s Brock Forum, Dwight Beeson Hall.
Young Evangelicals for Climate Action was founded by a core group of evangelical students and young professionals in 2012. Now a national movement, YECA members share their personal stories of life, faith, and social concern in recognition of “the interconnectedness of our past, the urgency of this current moment, and our calling to secure our future from the ever-worsening impacts of global warming.”
Lowe also will speak in a Samford environmental science class Monday morning.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.