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Dawn M. Nothwehr, OSF

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Dawn M. Nothwehr, OSF, Catholic Theological Union

Dawn M. Nothwehr, OSF, Ph.D. holds an M.A. Religious Studies, Maryknoll School of Theology, New York; and a Ph.D. Religious Studies, Marquette University. She is Professor of Catholic Theological Ethics at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL, where she holds The Erica and Harry John Family Chair in Catholic Theological Ethics. Dr. Nothwehr also serves as the Director of the Certificate in Healthcare Mission Leadership Program.Global climate change, environmental ethics and ecotheology are the foci of Dawn Nothwehr’s current research. The ethics of power and racial justice are of equal interest. Her ongoing attention to Cardinal Bernardin’s “Consistent Ethic of Life,” mutuality as a formal norm, feminist ethics, and the relationship of ethics and spirituality informs her study. Additional involvements include: empowerment of those marginalized, human/environmental relations, relations with the moral “Other,” and how Franciscan theology shapes ecotheology and ecological ethics.Nothwehr is the author of numerous books, articles, and book chapters. She is the presenter of the popular audio course, “The Earth is the Lord’s: Catholic Theology of Creation, Ecology, and the Environment,” 2010.  Her recent books include: Ecological Footprints: A Franciscan Guide to Sustainable Living, Forthcoming (Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN, October 2012); That They May Be One: Catholic Social Teaching on Racism Tribalism and Xenophobia [Catholic Press Award – 2009]; A Franciscan View of the Human Person: Some Central Elements, 2005; Struggles for Environmental Justice and Health in Chicago: An African American Perspective, 2004; Franciscan Theology of the Environment: An Introductory Reader, 2002.