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(Cancelled) On Care for Our Common Home: Philosophical, Practical and Theological Perspectives on Pope Francis' Eco- Encyclical | Discussion
*** Cancelled due to inclement weather *** Parts 2 and 3 of discussion are scheduled for March 17 and 18.
“On Care for Our Common Home: Philosophical, Practical and Theological Perspectives on Pope Francis’ Eco- Encyclical” is a series of cross-disciplinary talks is designed to spark community conversations on Pope Francis’ environmental letter. Pope Francis explicitly addresses “every person living on this planet” in his recent call to action on the environment, according to Bruce Morrill, the Edward A. Malloy Professor of Catholic Studies and primary organizer of this series. Morrill is also a Catholic priest of the Jesuit order.
During the first of three events, there will be a panel discussion with Barbara Muraca, an Oregon State University philosophy professor whose areas of expertise include political ecology, degrowth, and environmentalism of the poor; John Compton, a 2015 master of divinity graduate who is focusing on sustainable agriculture, holistic food production and sharing; and Morrill, whose research areas include social encyclical tradition and sacramentality and ethics. The panel will be moderated by David Wood, W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy and convenor of VUCO2, a Vanderbilt Climate Change Think Tank. “Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ connects climate change and social justice in a compelling and inspiring vision,” Wood said.
The “On Care for Our Common Home” talks, which are free and open to the public, are sponsored by the Edward A. Malloy Chair of Catholic Studies, VUCO2, and the EOS Project: Empowering Environmental Energy at Vanderbilt and Beyond.
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