Join Dr. Eberl, Ph.D. Semler Endowed Chair for Medical Ethics, Professor of Philosophy, Marian University, Indianapolis, for this timely lecture on the recently released (June 8, 2015) Laudato Si.
Pope Francis’ encyclical is focused on the idea of ‘integral ecology,’ connecting care of the natural world with justice for the poorest and most vulnerable people. Only by radically reshaping our relationships with God, with our neighbors and with the natural world, he says, can we hope to tackle the threats facing our planet today. Science, he insists, is the best tool by which we can listen to the cry of the earth, while dialogue and education are the two keys that can “help us to escape the spiral of self-destruction which currently engulfs us.’
At the heart of the Pope’s reflections is the question: “What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?” The answers he suggests call for profound changes to political, economic, cultural and social systems, as well as to our individual lifestyles.
This free lecture will be at Marian University
Tuesday, April 26, at 6:30 pm