CU to host discussion on current climate change issues

Sept. 16, 2011
For Immediate Release


By Natasha West, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University’s Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy (KHIPP) will host Dr. Jim Ball as a speaker for “A Discussion on Current Climate Change Issues,” Thursday, Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. in the Banquet Hall of the Badgett Academic Support Center, located at 110 University Drive, Campbellsville, Ky.

  Dr. Jim Ball

 Dr. Jim Ball

The event is free and open to the public.

Ball serves as executive vice president for policy and climate change at the Evangelical Environmental Network.

“We’re very pleased to be hosting Dr. Jim Ball. He is one of the national leaders of the creation care movement among evangelical Christians,” John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president, and founder of KHIPP, said. “Campbellsville University is pleased to be one of a select group of Christian universities that Dr. Ball is visiting during his fall 2011 tour.”

Ball’s award-winning book “Global Warming and the Risen LORD: Christian Discipleship and Climate Change” starts a new conversation on climate change and Christian discipleship.

Ball holds a doctorate from Drew University. He is the architect of the “What Would Jesus Drive” educational campaign and the key organizer and national spokesperson for the Evangelical Climate Initiative. He has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, Fox, CNN and NPR, and has testified several times before Senate committees.

He has been named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of their environmental “Warriors and Heroes,” by Time magazine as one of their Climate Change Innovators, and has been profiled by the New York Times.

Through his leadership the ECI provides guidance on a Christian approach to climate change to evangelical leaders such as Rick Warren, Rob Bell, Dr. Paul Corts (president, CCCU) and the Rev. Leith Anderson (president, National Association of Evangelicals).

Ball brings years of experience as a Christian witness on the front lines of advocacy and policy on critical environmental issues affecting God’s world and future generations.

Campbellsville University has established the Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy to primarily focus its attention on facilitating public policy study and issues debate, while encouraging the involvement of

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with over 3,000 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is

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