Steve Kolmes, environmental studies, and Russell Butkus, theology, will present “47 Years Later: Gaudium et Spes and Global Climate Change: the New ‘Signs of the Times’” as part of the theology department’s Theology Thursday lecture series on Thursday, February 7, at 7:30 p.m., in Buckley Center room 163. The lecture is free and open to all faculty, staff, students, and the public.
This presentation will offer a contemporary interpretation of several aspects of the Pastoral Constitution of the Church in the Modern World promulgated at Vatican II in 1965. The theological and scientific case will be made that global climate change is, in the words of the Council, a “problem of special urgency” and will include recent Roman Catholic efforts to respond to this serious threat to humanity and the entire planetary commons. For more information contact the theology department at 7274 or firstname.lastname@example.org.