Faith and Environmentalism

September 24, 2015 (Thursday) / 5:00 pmSeptember 25, 2015 (Friday) / 2:00 pm

Widener Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Faith and Environmentalism


Presented by Penn Program in Environmental Humanities and Collegium Institute

Cosponsored by Penn Humanities Forum, Penn Museum, Penn Newman Catholic Community, Green Campus Partnership, and Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies.

Pope Francis’s encyclical “Laudato Si“ joins a global public debate about life on earth in an age dominated by the human species. Arguments over global warming that were once cast in strictly secular terms are now seen to raise urgent religious questions. Across all the major world religions, believers are wondering what actions their faith requires and how their beliefs might help guide decisions for the future of the earth, our species, and our societies.

Thursday, September 24 2015, 5:00pm
LECTURE | Religious Faith & Environmentalism

Thomas R. Dunlap, Professor of History at Texas A&M University
response by Justin McDaniel, Professor and Chair of Religious Studies, Penn

Friday, September 25 2015, 11:30am
LUNCHEON PANEL | Green Faiths? Laudato Si and Other Religious Responses to Ecological Pressures

Carolyn Fornoff, Romance Languages, Penn
Brad S. Gregory, History, Notre Dame
Campbell Grey, Classical Studies, Penn
Mark Shiffman, Humanities, Villanova
Ilana Schachter, Penn Hillel
Bethany Wiggin, PPEH and German, Penn
Moderated by Mary Summers, Fox Leadership Program, Penn

Friday, September 25 2015, 2:00pm