Pope Francis, the Environment and Christian Life

Jana BennettA Symposium Against Indifference: Environmental Sustainability Program

Presenter: Jana Bennett

Following the pope's writing of his recent encyclical  "Laudator Si," many have accused the pope of stepping into political and economic questions about which he knows little, But Bennett suggests that a different reading of the encyclical helps us dig deep into Christian tradition, and perhaps think a bit differently about environmental concerns.

Jana Bennett is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton, where she teaches theology and ethics. She is also co-editor of catholicmoraltheology.com, a blog that discusses liturgy, scripture, and current issues in relation to moral questions. She is currently writing a book on moral theology and Christian contemplation.  

Co-sponsored by the Departments of Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy Club, and the Newman Center

Location: Ridenour Room

Start Date: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 7:00pm