Solidarity Ethics: Transformation in a Globalized World

Esteemed professor presents on Solidarity Ethics: Transformation in a Globalized World

Dr. Rebecca Todd Peters, professor of religious studies and coordinator of the Poverty and Social Justice Program at Elon University, will present on the topic of solidarity ethics at SouthPark Christian Church, on Saturday, November 8, 2014.  This event is free and open to the public.  The presentation begins at 2:30 p.m. and will conclude at 5:00 p.m. after a Q&A session.

In her book, Solidarity Ethics: Transformation in a Globalized World, Peters “argues for an ethic of solidarity as a new model for how people of faith in the first world can live with integrity in the midst of global injustice and shape a more just future.  Addressing the economic and social structures of our globalized context, Solidarity Ethics shows how a concrete ethics rooted in the Christian tradition of justice and transformation is deeply informed by solidarity and relationality.  Utilizing these theologically rich resources, an ethics of relational reflection, action, and construction is to provide as an avenue for building viable strategies for social transformation.”

Peters’ work seeks especially to engage communities and people of faith in this close examination of systemic oppression as a necessary, ethical awareness to adopt.  In her book, Peters explains that “examining a social problem by asking questions about how the privileges of race, class, and gender shape the social reality is one aspect of engaging in critical social theory, which is an essential foundation of Christian social ethics.”

As a feminist social ethicist, Peters’ work focuses on globalization, economic, environmental and reproductive justice.  She also wrote In Search of the Good Life: The Ethics of Globalization, which won the 2003 Trinity Book Prize.  Peters is an ordained PCUSA minister and recently chaired the PCUSA task force on Just Globalization.  She is Elon University’s 2011-2012 distinguished scholar, and a member of the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches.

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