Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary-Berkley
2770 Marin Ave
Berkeley CA 94708
206 384-8760 (cell phone)

Current Position/Vocation/Location

Professor of Theological and Social Ethics

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

Relevant Publications by Speaker

Selected Books

·       Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013.

·       Public Church: For the Life of the World. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2004.

·       Healing a Broken World: Globalization and God. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2002.

·       Saint Francis and the Foolishness of God (with Marie Dennis, Joe Nangle OFM, and Stuart Taylor), Orbis Books, 1993 and 2015.

Selected Articles and Chapters

·       “Climate Colonialism, Climate Debt, Climate Justice: Garden Earth Envisioned and Embodied.” In John  Hart, ed. Blackwell Companion to Religion and Ecology. Wiley-Blackwell, 2016.

·       “Love Incarnate: Hope and Power for Climate Justice.” In Alan Padgett and KiaraJorgenson, eds., For the Love of the World: A Christian Conversation on Creation Care (Eerdmans,   2016).

·       Climate Change as Climate Debt: Forging a Just Future.” Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics36.1 (Spring/Summer 2016).*

·       “Climate Debt, White Privilege and Christian Ethics as Political Theology,” in Common Good(s): Economy, Ecology, Political Theology,”  eds. Catherine Keller, Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre, and Elias Ortega-Aponte, Fordham Press, 2015

·       “Climate Injustice and Lutheran Resources for Climate Justice.” In Bohmbach, Carla, and Shauna Hannan,  eds. Eco-Lutheranism: Lutheran Perspectives on Ecology. Minneapolis: Lutheran University Press,   2013.

·      “Development, Religion, and Ecology.” In Matthew Clarke, ed., Handbook of Research on Development and Religion. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013.

·       “Leadership toward Earth-Honoring Religions.” In Sharon Callahan, ed. Religious Leadership: A Reference Handbook. Sage Publications, 2013.

·       “Neighbor-love as an Economic-Ecological Vocation: Clues from Luther,” Gurukul Journal of Theological Studies, Vol. XXI No. 2 June 2010 (published in 2011), 18-37.

·        “Love as a political-ecological vocation in the context of economic globalization.” In Allan Boesak and Len Hansen, eds. Globalization II: global Crisis, Global Challenge, and Global Faith, Stellenbosch, South Africa: Sun Press, 2010.

·       “Cross, Resurrection, and Climate Change.” In Karen L. Bloomquist & Rolita Manchila, eds. God, Creation and Climate Change, Minneapolis: Lutheran University Press: 2009.

·       “Liturgy for the Uncreators.” Studia Liturgica 38 (2008):64-80.

·        “A Theology of the Cross for the Un-Creators.” Invited chapter in Marit Trelstadt, ed. Cross-Examination: Interrogating the Cross for its Meaning Today,181-195. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2006.

·       “Christian Ethics toward Earth-Honoring Faiths.” Union Seminary Quarterly Review 57:1-2 (2004): 132-150.*


Workshop/Lecture/Presentation titles

·       Resurrection as Faithful Resistance: Hope for the Earth Community

·       Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation: Clues from Luther

·       Seeds of Hope amidst Earth’s Anguish.

·       Eco-Justice as a Theological Calling

·       Climate Debt as Race Debt and Climate Colonialism: Forging a Just Future

·       Unmasking Injustice that Parades as Good: Critical Mystical Vision

·       Criteria for Valid Use of Religious Language, Symbols, and Claims in Public Discourse

·       Eco-feminist Christian Ethics where Race and Class Matter

·       Luther and Faith in Public Life for the 21st Century

·       Moral-Spiritual Power for Moral Economy and Earth Community.

Current Personal/Public Activity relating to ecology

Speaking, writing, teaching.

Lutherans Restoring Creation contact person for Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

Links/Websites/Blogs highlighting work

Reference/Testimony or link to biographical profile


Summary Quote from Speaker

Life arising from death and destruction is Earth’s song of hope and God’s song of love. Christian traditions are called to sing that song. Today this means plumbing the depths of our faith seeking moral-spiritual wisdom and strength for the great work facing humankind of our time. It is to craft ways of living that nurture Earth’s life systems and that build justice and compassion among human creatures. Lutheran traditions have vast resources to contribute to this God-given calling.  May we hear and heed the Spirit calling us to this path and guiding us in forging it.