2021 Lifetime Achievement Award to honor Larry Rasmussen

This year the Society will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to Larry Rasmussen, the Reinhold Niebuhr Professor Emeritus of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary.  While he served as president of the Society in 1990, he is perhaps best known to us for his Grawemeyer Award-winning monograph, Earth Community, Earth Ethics (1996), and his Nautilus Award-winning Earth Honoring Faith – Religious Ethics In a New Key (2014).  Through his books, essays, and leadership of the 10-year collaborative project Earth-Honoring Faith, Rasmussen argued influentially for an ecological ethic that considers the well-being of all creation.  In addition to his leadership of the SCE, he was a member of the Science, Ethics, and Religion Advisory Committee of the AAAS and served as co-chair of the Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Commission for the World Council of Churches.  This year’s recipient was selected from members’ nominations by the Lifetime Achievement Award Committee:  Patricia Beattie Jung (Chair), along with M.T. Davila, Bryan Massingale, and Christiana Zenner.  Their recommendation was unanimously endorsed by the Executive Committee of the Board.  The 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Committee will consist of Jennifer Herdt (Past President) [email protected], along with outgoing Board members: Ruben Rosario-Rodriguez [email protected], Aana Marie Vigen [email protected], Darlene Weaver [email protected].  

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