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Chris Fici

Ph.D candidate in Theology/Religion, with a focus on Eco-Theology and Comparative Theology, at Union Theological Seminary in the city of New York.

Christopher Fici is a scholar of theology/religion currently based in New York City<br /> <br /> Christopher is a Ph.D candidate in Theology/Religion, with a focus on Eco-Theology and Comparative Theology at <a href="http://www.utsnyc.edu/" target="_hplink">Union Theological Seminary</a> in the city of New York. The focus of his studies and research is the <em>anticipatory community</em>, or those communities anticipating and creating ecologically-sound and socially-just personal, communal, and religious frameworks in the transition away from a fossil-fuel based society<br /> <br /> Christopher spent five years studying and living as a monk in <a href="http://www.radhanathswami.com/about/what-do-the-gaudiya-vaishnavas-believe/" target="_hplink">Gaudiya Vaishnava</a> communities in West Virginia and in New York City, where remains associated as a Vaishnava scholar-practitioner with <a href="http://bhakticenter.org/" target="_hplink">The Bhakti Center</a>. He is a consultant and scholar-in-residence in eco-ministry for the <a href="http://www.centerforearthethics.org/" target="_hplink">Center for Earth Ethics</a> at Union Theological Seminary. He is a board member for <a href="http://www.sadhana.org/" target="_hplink">Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hinduism</a>. He is also the current active vice-president for the Mid-Atlantic Region of the <a href="https://www.aarweb.org/" target="_hplink">American Academy of Religion. </a>