Environmental Studies Lecture Series

2020-2021 Lecture Series Upcoming Events


Spokane Candidates Climate Change Forum (C3 Forum)

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What do local candidates for office think about climate change? How will it affect your vote in November?

To aid Spokane citizens in their democratic deliberations Gonzaga’s Environmental Studies Department is proud to host the Spokane Candidates Climate Change Forum.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 7 p.m.
This Conference will be hosted via Zoom

This event is free and open to the public.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Co-sponsored by
350 Spokane
The Lands Council
Spokane Riverkeeper
Sunrise Movement Spokane
Community Building
Futurewise

For more information please email EnvironmentalStudies@gonzaga.edu.

 

(Re)Thinking Conservation in New-Materialist Ecology

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Presented by Dr. Ulil Amri

New materialism is one of the most important theoretical perspectives in social sciences and humanities today. It offers a unique way to understand human-nature relations, and provides practical resources for reworking our ways of promoting conservation strategies.

Friday, October 16, 2020, 12 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public and will be hosted via Zoom.

For more information please email EnvironmentalStudies@gonzaga.edu.

 

Notes From An IPCC Reviewer

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Gonzaga Biology Professor Hugh Lefcort shares his experience as a reviewer for the IPCC's latest scientific report on climate change.

Wednesday, November 18, 12 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public and will be hosted via Zoom.

For more information please email EnvironmentalStudies@gonzaga.edu.

 

Beyond Laudato Si': Embracing the Challenge of Franciscan Eco-Spirituality in the Age of Pope Francis

Daniel Horan

To the mark the 51th anniversary of Earth Day and the 6th anniversary of Pope Francis' landmark encyclical on climate change and environmental ethics, Laudato Si', Gonzaga welcomes Daniel P. Horan, OFM, Ph.D., to campus to offer a lecture entitled, Beyond Laudato Si': Embracing the Challenge of Franciscan Eco-Spirituality in the Age of Pope Francis.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Jepson, Wolff Auditorium
Free and open to the public.

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

About the Lecture

From the beginning of his papal ministry, Pope Francis has sought to bring together two rich heritages: the Ignatian tradition of his Jesuit formation and identity with the Franciscan legacy of his papal namesake and inspiration. As we celebrate the fifth anniversary of his landmark encyclical letter Laudato Si', which inaugurated renewed commitment among Jesuit entities to “collaborate in care for our common home,” this lecture considers some of the ways that a Catholic Jesuit University might embrace the challenge of Franciscan eco-spirituality initially signaled in Laudato Si', but that have remained generally underdeveloped. In this way, we might not only appreciate the beauty, wisdom, and pastoral urgency in the papal document itself, but also build on it in the spirit of both the Ignatian and Franciscan traditions.

Daniel P. Horan, OFM, PhD is a Franciscan friar of Holy Name Province (NY), assistant professor of systematic theology and spirituality at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, a columnist for the National Catholic Reporter, and the author of several books including All God’s Creatures: A Theology of Creation (2018), Catholicity and Emerging Personhood: A Contemporary Theological Anthropology (2019), and Reading, Praying, Living Pope Francis’s Rejoice and Be Glad (2019). He is currently working on a book about the Incarnation and is also co-host of The Francis Effect Podcast.

Co-sponsored by
Office of Mission & Ministry
Environmental Studies Program
Religious Studies Department
Catholic Studies Program