Living Close to Home: Local Choices for a Sustainable Future – the 2018 Dr. Eric Green Lecture, will be presented by the Rev. Dr. Peter Denton on Friday, September 28, 2018 at the University of Prince Edward Island in the Don and Marion McDougall Hall, Room 329, at 7:30 pm. The event is co-sponsored by the Kirk of St. James and the UPEI Environmental Studies program. It is a free public lecture, to which all are welcome.
Dr. Denton is the son-in-law of the Rev. Dr. Jim Farris and Jean Farris, of our congregation.
On Saturday, September 29, 2018, between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm in the Kirk of St. James church hall at 35 Fitzroy Street, Charlottetown, Dr. Denton will present Living Close to Home – the Workshop – based on his books, Live Close to Home (2016); Technology and Sustainability (2014); and Gift Ecology: Reimagining a Sustainable World (2012). This interactive workshop will explore how we can live rewarding yet sustainable lives right where we are. A light lunch will be provided. This is a free public workshop to which all are welcome. Pre-registration for the workshop is appreciated, by contacting (902) 892-2839 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Sunday, September 30, 2018 Dr. Denton, his wife, the Rev. Mona Denton, and their two children, Daniel and Ruth, will lead the worship service at the Kirk. Everybody is welcome to join us for this special occasion.
An ordained minister of the United Church of Canada, Dr. Denton holds five degrees, culminating in a Ph.D. in Religion and the Social Sciences (McMaster). He is an instructor in Technical Communications and Ethics at Red River College, and teaches ethics by distance education for the Philosophy Department at the University of Manitoba. He is also a Research Associate of the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics.
Dr. Denton is Adjunct Associate Professor of History at the Royal Military College of Canada, where he has taught since 2003 primarily as a subject matter expert in technology, warfare and society. He designed and taught the first RMC graduate course on religion and modern war, which led to editing and publishing an anthology of his work and that of his students through the Canadian Defence Academy Press (Believers in the Battlespace: Religion, Ideology and War, 2011).
He is currently one of the two Regional Representatives for Major Groups and Stakeholders in North America to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). In that capacity, he attended the first United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi (June 2014) and related meetings, which led to an invitation to participate in the Global Intergovernmental Multi-Stakeholder Consultations for GEO 6, UNEP’s next planetary survey. At these meetings in Berlin in October 2014, he was elected and served as Rapporteur, responsible for the consultation outcome documents that established the parameters for GEO 6. He was subsequently appointed a Chapter Lead Author for the North American Regional Assessment in GEO 6.