2017 Keynote Speaker

Cynthia Moe-Lobeda has lectured or consulted in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and many parts of North America in theology and matters of climate justice, economic justice, environmental racism, economic globalization, moral agency, public church, and eco-feminist theology. She is author of Healing a Broken World: Globalization and God (Fortress, 2002),Public Church: For the Life of the World (Fortress, 2004), and numerous articles and chapters. She is co-author of Saint Francis and the Foolishness of God (Orbis, 1993), Say to this Mountain: Mark’s Story of Discipleship (Orbis, 1996), and The Bible and Ethics: A New Conversation (Fortress, forthcoming).  Dr. Moe-Lobeda teaches Christian ethics in Seattle University’s Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Environmental Studies Program, and graduate School of Theology and Ministry. She holds a doctoral degree in Christian Ethics from Union Theological Seminary, affiliated with Columbia University.

Moe-Lobeda has served on commissions or projects of the World Council of Churches and the Lutheran World Federation. She was appointed theological consultant to the Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and has served as a health worker in Honduras and as Director of the Washington, D.C. office of Augsburg College’s Center for Global Education. She lives in Seattle, loves to hike in the Cascade Mountains, and relishes the breezes and lush beauty of Western Washington.