Religious Studies Professor Joseph Price Discusses Earth Day and Spirituality in Whittier Daily News

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Whittier Professor Joseph Price

As Whittier College and the country celebrated the 40th annual Earth Day, Professor of Religious Studies Joseph Price spoke to the Whittier Daily News about the event's true origination.

"Although Earth Day was not one of the agricultural festivals during biblical times, the roots for it's celebration reach back into the earliest stories and statements of biblical faith, and the love of the earth has been expressed in psalms and hymns throughout the years."

Price describes that"the celebration of Earth Day goes hand in hand with spiritual practices" for the Earth can be found in a number of poems and songs celebrated by Christians centuries ago.