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“The Green Path: Developing a Shared Ethic for Protecting the Planet” lecture

Event Details

Start Date:  April 23, 2014
Start Time: 7pm
Location: JFK Student Center Auditorium
Phone: 814-472-3396

Saint Francis University will host its 22nd annual Ethics Lecture on April 23. This year’s topic, “The Green Path: Developing a Shared Ethic for Protecting the Planet,” will be delivered by Ibrahim Abdul-Matin. The event will be at 7 pm in the John F. Kennedy Student Center Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

For more than a decade, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin has been a passionate voice for the planet and its people. He is a consultant with The Frontier Project, the author of Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet and a contributor to All-American: 45 American Men On Being Muslim.

Abdul-Matin is also a former sustainability policy advisor to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Outward Bound instructor. In 2002, he helped to found the Brooklyn Academy for Science and the Environment.

He has blogged since 2004 as the Brooklyn Bedouin and has appeared on FOX News, ABC News' "This Week," the Brian Lehrer Show, and on WNYC's nationally syndicated show The Takeaway.

His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, CNN.com, The Daily Beast, and GOOD Magazine. In 2013, Abdul-Matin was honored by NBC's TheGrio.com as one of 100 African Americans Making history today.

A question and answer session with the audience and a book signing will conclude the presentation.


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