On November 18, independent scholar and philosopher Syl Ko delivered the 2021 Annual Tom Regan Memorial Lecture, which was postponed from 2020. Christopher Carter, assistant professor and assistant chair & department diversity officer, theology and religious studies at the University of San Diego, responded to the presentation. Syl Ko’s lecture, titled “Re-centering the Human,” had been compiled with author Lindgren Johnson, and accompanied Mooni Perry’s exhibit 코로지엄과식탁위에카오스 (English: Coroseum and Chaos on the Table) at the Um Museum in South Korea (May 15, 2021 to June 13, 2021) and Mooni Perry’s exhibit 짐승에 이르기를 (English: As to the Beast) at Hapjungjigu in South Korea (April 1, 2021 to June 13, 2021).
The CAF lecture, which ranged widely over race, Christianity, religion, and philosophy, took place in the wake of co-founder Nancy Regan’s recent passing, and during the trial of three white men for the killing of Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery. The moderator was CAF board member and ecowomanist theologian, Candace Laughinghouse.