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VDS hosts On Care for Our Common Home

at Vanderbilt University - Divinity School, Nashville TN

Mar 17 - 18
VDS hosts On Care for Our Common Home

This series brings expert scholars to campus, stimulating interdisciplinary conversations across the University, making available reflective and spiritual opportunities, and inviting engagement with the wider Metro Nashville community.

Engaging Laudato Si, Pope Francis’s Ecological Justice Encyclical 

Project Abstract

In his recent encyclical, Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home (May 24, 2015), Pope Francis explicitly addresses “every person living on this planet” for an inclusive dialogue about humanity’s role in the present and future condition of Earth. The pope describes the ecological situation as urgent. Picking up on both that note of urgency and encouragement for dialogue, “On Care for Our Human Home” will be a series of events in spring semester 2016, bringing expert scholars to campus, stimulating interdisciplinary conversations across the University, making available reflective and spiritual opportunities, and inviting engagement with the wider Metro Nashville community.

March 17
Engaging Pope Francis’s Eco-Justice Encyclical, Part I

Lecture: “The Ecological Common Good and the Globalization of Indifference”
delivered by Kevin Ahern, Ph.D. (Religious Studies Dept., Manhattan College)
with responses from Carwil Bjork-James (Anthropology) and Michael Vandenbergh (Law)

March 18
Engaging Pope Francis’s Eco-Justice Encyclical, Part II

Lecture: “‘Our Sister, Mother Earth’: Promise and Challenges in an Ecological Vision of Family”’
delivered by Nichole Flores, Ph.D. (Religious Studies Dept., University of Virginia) with responses from
Emilie Townes (Divinity) and Douglas Perkins (Peabody)

Sponsored by Vanderbilt Divinity School, The EOS Project and The Edward A. Malloy Chair of Catholic Studies

ADMISSION INFO

Free Admission; Open to the Public.

Contact: (615) 343-5447

Email: michelle.bukowski@vanderbilt.edu

    Official Website

INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

Additional time info:

Room G23

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Vanderbilt University - Divinity School

411 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37240

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