Time and place: Wednesday, November 11, 7 PM in Price LeBlanc Room C, Spring Hill College Student Center.
The Encyclical Letter on the Environment by Pope Francis has engendered a lot of worldwide discussion. This Symposium will explore the theology and teachings of this important document. Three Spring Hill College professors will make presentations. Dr. Leslie Bordas, Professor of Chemistry, will speak on the science that verifies climate change and environmental degradation on a worldwide scale. Dr. Stephen Wilson, Professor of Theology, will speak on the theology that underlies the Encyclical. Dr. Sergio Castello, Professor of Business Administration, will address how an enlightened capitalism, oriented towards justice and the common good of all, can address the critical issues raised by Pope Francis. After the presentations, there will be time for questions and table discussions of how we might examine our lifestyles and respond to the teachings of Pope Francis.
This Symposium is free and open to the entire Spring Hill College community and to the general public.
For more information contact Fr. Michael Williams, S.J.
The students in Fr. Williams’ Freshman Honors English class will help prepare the Symposium and act as table hosts and discussion leaders.