Dr. Robert D. Sluka is set to present Williams Baptist University’s latest Mondy-Carroll Lectureship on Tuesday, March 13. The lecture, entitled, “Hope for the Ocean: Christians Caring for the 71% of the Planet Underwater,” will be held in the Mabee Student Center, beginning at 7 p.m.
Sluka leads A Rocha’s Marine and Coastal Conservation Programme, where he applies holistic solutions to all that is ailing the oceans and the communities that rely on them.
Combining science and theology, A Rocha, a Christian conservation organization, has a practical approach to marine conservation.
Sluka’s research focuses on marine biodiversity conservation, plastic pollution, and fisheries, particularly marine protected areas. His stated goal is “to glorify God through oceans and communities being transformed using holistic marine conservation.”
He writes on the interface between Christian faith and marine conservation, and has worked cross-culturally, living for extended periods in Australia, India, Great Britain and his native United States, where he currently resides.
The lecture will cover stories from around the world about marine creatures, ocean optimism and hope through the reconciliation of all things in Christ.
The Mondy-Carroll Lectureship, which deals with the natural sciences, was endowed by the late Dr. Nell Mondy of Ithaca, N.Y. Mondy was a Pocahontas, Ark., native who named the lectureship in honor of several late relatives from the Pocahontas and Walnut Ridge area.
The public is invited to attend this free event.
Williams is a Christian university in Walnut Ridge. It will officially become Williams Baptist University in July.