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Pope Francis on the Globalization of Environmental Responsibility

Perspectives of Holy Cross Faculty

Date of the Event: September 21, 2015

Panelists: Kelly Wolfe-Bellin, director of biology laboratories and lecturer in biology; Rev. Thomas Worcester, S.J., professor of history and papal expert; Matthew Eggemeier, associate professor of religious studies; Katherine Kiel, professor and chair of economics and accounting; and Daina Harvey, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology. Loren Cass, professor of political science and director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, moderated the event.

About the Discussion: Anticipating Pope Francis’ historic visit to the United States, a multidisciplinary panel of Holy Cross faculty shared their perspectives on his encyclical letter, “Laudato si’: On Care for Our Common Home,” released in May. Each professor shared responses to the encyclical through the lens of their own discipline. They also outlined steps Holy Cross has taken to address climate change, as well as suggestions for individual and political action.

This event was co-sponsored by the McFarland Center and Environmental Studies.

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