Profs Cynthia Cameron and Hilda Koster receive ATS Grant

Regis St. Michael’s Faculty of Theology members Cynthia Cameron and Hilda Koster have received a “Moving Foward in Mission” grant from the Association of Theological Schools for US$ 25,000.  

The “Critical Conversations in Catholic Education: Educating Towards Ecological Resilience in a Climate Justice Curriculum” project aims to foster robust conversation around important theological and social issues facing Catholic educators in ways that empower these educators to think in theologically and pedagogically creative ways. The climate crisis, in particular, impels people of faith to engage the griefs and anxieties of students and teachers as we come together to build communities committed to socio-ecological resilience.  As a Faculty of Theology, building conversation about climate anxiety, resilience, and place-based pedagogy enables us to better serve those who teach the next generations of Catholics committed to climate justice.  

This grant will fund a series of three events, both in-person and live-streamed, at school board sites around the GTA during the 2023-24 school year with a final half-day conference on the University of St. Michael’s College campus in early summer 2024.

The project is co-directed by Dr. Cynthia Cameron, Patrick and Barbara Keenan Chair of Religious Education and Assistant Professor of Religious Education and Dr. Hilda Koster, Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto Associate Professor in Ecological Theology and Director of the Elliott Allen Institute for Theology and Ecology, Regis St. Michael’s Faculty of Theology, University of St. Michael’s College.