On May 24, Pentecost Sunday, Pope Francis signed the first encyclical dedicated to caring for Earth. He addressed Laudato Si’ to all people, emphasizing our interconnections with one another and all other creatures that constitute Earth, pointing to the complexities of ecological problems that are especially harmful to poor and vulnerable people now and projected to jeopardize future generations, and urging all people to address these problems from multiple perspectives in a spirit of solidarity.
Catholic institutions of higher learning are obliged to respond to the pope’s encyclical, and an upcoming event provides this opportunity for Marquette faculty, students, and staff to begin this process: “A Symposium of Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato Si’,On Care for Our Common Home.” The symposium was held October 6, 4:00-6:00 p.m., in Raynor Library’s Beaumier Suites B/C.
Submissions from 2015
Panel Discussion - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Pope Francis' Encyclical, Laudato Si' On Care for Our Common Home Symposium, Jame Schaefer, David Nowacek, Anne Mosher, Elaine Spiller, John Davis, Krassimira R. Hristova, and Lowell Barrington
Opening Remarks - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Pope Francis' Encyclical, Laudato Si' On Care for Our Common Home Symposium, Janice Simmons-Welburn and Jame Schaefer