Cynthia Moe-Lobeda has lectured or consulted in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, and many parts of North America in theology; ethics; and matters of climate justice and climate racism, moral agency, globalization, economic justice, public church, eco-feminist theology, and faith-based resistance to systemic oppression. Her Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation (Fortress, 2013), won a Nautilus Award for social justice. She also is author of Healing a Broken World: Globalization and God (Fortress, 2002), Public Church: For the Life of the World (Fortress, 2004) and co-author of Saint Francis and the Foolishness of God (Orbis, 1993, 2015); Say to this Mountain: Mark’s Story of Discipleship (Orbis, 1996); and The Bible and Ethics: A New Conversation (Fortress Press, 2018). Her published articles and chapters number nearly 50.
Dr. Moe-Lobeda is Founding Director of the PLTS Center for Climate Justice and Faith, and is a co-founder of Seattle University’s Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability. Her awards include the Provost’s Outstanding Scholarship Award from California Lutheran University in 2019, the Outstanding Scholarship Award from Seattle University (College of Arts and Sciences) in 2013, appointment as Seattle University’s Wismer Professor of Gender and Diversity Studies from 2011-2013, the St. Francis Award from Earth Ministry, and the Public Leadership Award from Lutheran Public Policy Office. She serves on the Advisory Boards of the Institute for Christian Socialism and the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, and on the Alumni Advisory Board of Union Theological Seminary (New York). Moe-Lobeda is appointed to an international team to advise the World Council of Churches, Lutheran World Federation, World Alliance of Reform Churches, and Council for World Mission on their work toward a “new international financial and economic architecture.” Past appointments include theological consultant on public church for the Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She has served as a health worker/church worker in Honduras; as Director of the Washington D.C. office of Augsburg College’s Center for Global Education; and on the editorial boards of the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, Tikkun Magazine, and Dialog: A Journal of Theology.
Moe-Lobeda currently serves as Professor of Theological and Social Ethics at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley where she is a member of the Core Doctoral Faculty. Her doctoral degree in Christian Ethics is from Union Theological Seminary. She loves hiking in the woods and mountains, and spending time with family and dear friends.