Aana Marie Vigen, Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago
Dept. of Theology, Crown 309
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 508-2342 Office

Current Position/Vocation/Location

Associate Professor of Christian Social Ethics, Loyola University Chicago

Relevant Publications by Speaker

·       “For the Health of All: Human & Ecological Well-Being.” Invited chapter. In Eco-Reformation: Grace and Hope for a Planet in Peril, edited by James Martin-Schramm and Lisa E. Dahill, Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers, Forthcoming, Fall 2016.

·       “Living and Dying: Ethical Challenges in Health Care and Bioethics.” Invited chapter. In Religious and Ethical Perspectives for the Twenty-First Century, edited by Paul Myhre. Anselm Press, 2013: 88-111.

·       “Loving God and the Neighbor: Protestant Insights for Prevention and Treatment.” Invited chapter.  In Prevention vs. Treatment:  What’s the Right Balance?, edited by Halley Faust and Paul T. Menzel.  Oxford University Press, 2012: 312-341.

·       “Pre-4th Fireworks: Stanley Cup, Voting, Marriage, and a President’s Plan for the Climate.” Invited Guest Blog Post, June 27, 2013.

·       “Farming in Hell’—the New Normal?” Op Ed written with Nancy C. Tuchman. Sojourners Magazine 41, Number 10 (November 2012): 10-11; online: http://sojo.net/magazine/2012/11/farming-hell%E2%80%94-new-normal

·       Ethnography as Christian Theology and Ethics.  Co-authored/edited with Christian Scharen. London: formerly Continuum/T&T Clark now Bloomsbury, 2011.

·       God, Science, Sex, Gender: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Christian Ethics.  Co-edited with Patricia Beattie Jung.  Champaign, IL: University of IL Press, 2010.

·       Women, Ethics, and Inequality in US Healthcare: “To Count Among the Living”.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006; revised paperback ed. 2011.

·       “‘Heal the Sick’: Why Public Health Care is a Christian Duty.” Op Ed.  (July 15, 2009): online: http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2009/07/heal_the_sick_why_public_health_care_is_a_christian_duty.html

Related Workshop/Lecture/Presentation/Keynote Titles

A Lutheran Responding to Pope Francis and his Urgent Call to Action on Climate. (Public Presentation 2015)

Embodying Justice:  Fighting for Health, Healing, & Hope. (Keynote, 2014 Lutheran Studies Conference, Pacific

Lutheran University)

U.S. Healthcare Inequalities: The Moral Claim They Make on People of Faith. (Keynote, Trinity Lutheran

Seminary, Columbus, OH 2007)

God, Suffering, and Human Health/Healthcare. (Weeklong Workshop/Continuing Ed. Series, Christikon, an ELCA Camp 2014)

Authentic Discipleship. (Sermon 2014)

The Ugly Face of Inequality in Health & the Beauty of Daring to Do Something about It. (Presentation for

Undergraduates 2013)

A Mediation on What Matters. (Presentation for Undergraduates 2013)

How a ‘Curious Garden’ Grows. (Sermon 2012)

Links/Websites/Blogs highlighting work


Summary Quote from Speaker

“Climate Change is the scientific, economic, social, public health, educational, and justice of our time. There is no other ‘perfect storm’ that threatens our collective future the way it does.  Critical times like these—turning points in history—call for dynamic, hope-filled action.  And people of faith—across all vocations, political views, and life trajectories—have vital roles to play.  For my part, my vocation as a Christian and as a public scholar is rooted in two aims:  First to elucidate the integral relationships connecting human and ecological well-being/suffering…”