Robert McKim is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Religion, and a faculty member of the Zero Waste SWATeam.
Robert has taught many courses in environmental ethics, ranging from introductory courses to graduate seminars, mostly at Illinois but also at a university in Bangladesh. In recent years, he has taught a course called “Religion, Ethics, and the Environment,” which provides an introduction to various religious and philosophical perspectives on central issues in environmental thought.
His recent books include Climate Change and its Impacts: Risks and Inequalities (co-edited with Colleen Murphy and Paolo Gardoni) (Springer, 2018) and Laudato Si and the Environment: Pope Francis’ Green Encyclical, an edited volume published by Routledge in 2019. He is currently writing about the role that religions might play in helping us to rethink the way in which we live on planet earth.
In a recent interview, he said the Pope’s encyclical is a challenge to humanity and emphasizes individual action to protect our planet.
Robert is very pleased to work on the Zero Waste SWATeam with colleagues and students and he has high hopes for what we can achieve together.