"The Challenge of Laudato Si"
Dr. Mary Hirschfeld
Monday, February 29, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Gorecki 204, College of Saint Benedict
In his encyclical Laudato Si, Pope Francis challenges us to respect the environment and attend to the needs of the poor, but are these goals even compatible? According to the dominant iew of our age, economic growth is the best remedy for poverty, yet a strong economy compromises the environment. In Laudato Si, Dr. Hirschfeld argues, Pope Francis suggests insighful ways of thinking about ourselves and creation entirely in sync with both justice for the poor and the sustainability of our planet.