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Pope Francis's encyclical on ecology and climate change, Laudato Si', has started new conversations on how we fulfill our duty to care for Creation. Campuses within the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, with this toolkit as a guide, are implementing practical suggestions as a means of integrating mission-based sustainability.
"O taste and see..." Seminaries and Farms
At the heart of incorporating care for creation into the identity and mission of our institutions is our relationship with food. A series of good examples will be highlighted here starting with Seminary Hill Farm of the Methodist Theological School of Ohio.
An Ecumenical and Interfaith Convocation Celebrating Laudato Si at Catholic Theologial Union Oct. 3, 2015
- Faculty Panel on Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment at Wake Forest University Divinity School October 6, 2015
Catholic Theological Union 2015 Fall Lecture Series--Care for Creation: Scripture, Science, and Ethics
Tuesday nights From September to December 2015 - Care for Creation: Scripture, Science, and Ethics taught by CTU Professor Dawn Nothwehr, OSF, and DePaul University Associate Professor Mark J. Potosnak. The course will provide the foundations for Catholic Social Teaching on environmental issues, such as ethical sources and norms, doctinal warrants, biblical themes, and science for environmental literacy.
a collection of process-relational responses to the encyclical including representatives of indigenous and African religions as well as Chinese and Indian ones. Others are written from the perspective of special interest in agriculture, education, politics, economics, finance, law, management, and technology.
Good Food: Grounded Practical Theology
equipping readers with the theological and practical tools needed to safeguard that which sustains us: food.
by Jennifer Ayers