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The Signs of the Times and Laudato Sí

The Signs of the Times and Laudato Sí

Oct 29

Virtual event
Thursday, Oct. 29 7:00 PM Register

Join us for a virtual, interdisciplinary panel of Saint Mary’s College faculty on the Signs of the Times and Laudato Sí, part of the Center for Spirituality’s Fall Endowed Lecture Series. In this live virtual panel, Stacy Davis, PhD of Religious Studies, Cassie Majetic, PhD of Biology, and Andrew Pierce, PhD of Philosophy explore our current reality in light of Laudato Sí from each of their disciplines.

Pope Francis declared May 24, 2020 to May 24, 2021 a special year of observance in light of his encyclical, Laudato Sí. He calls all of us “to work to create a more caring, fraternal, peaceful and sustainable world.” This panel is part of the Center for Spirituality’s Fall Endowed Lecture Series under the theme “A Year of Laudato Sí.”

This virtual event will take place at 7:00 pm EDT.

About the Panelists:

Cassie MajeticCassie Majetic, PhD is a professor in the Department of Biology and the Environmental Studies Program at Saint Mary’s College, teaching courses in introductory biology, evolution, environmental biology, conservation biology, plant-animal interactions, and introductory environmental science.  Her research focuses on floral scent, plant chemistry, and plant-pollinator interactions.  Professor Majetic currently serves as Director of the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the college, and has served as chair of the Environmental Studies Program. She received her BS from Allegheny College (Meadville, Pennsylvania) in Biology, and her PhD from the Department of Biological Sciences’ Ecology and Evolution program at the University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania).

Andrew PierceAndrew J. Pierce, PhD is an associate professor of philosophy and director of justice studies at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN. He earned his PhD in philosophy from Loyola University Chicago. His specialization is social and political philosophy broadly conceived, with interests in critical theory and the philosophy of race. He is the author of several articles in these areas, as well as a book, Collective Identity, Oppression, and the Right to Self-Ascription.

Stacey DavisStacy Davis, PhD is a professor and chair of religious studies and Theology at Saint Mary's College. She earned her doctorate from the University of Notre Dame and teaches courses in religious conversion, Jewish and Christian readings of the Hebrew Bible, the Torah, and the Prophets. She researches and writes about African American and feminist biblical interpretation.

About the Center for Spirituality

Founded in 1984 with generous support from the Sisters of the Holy Cross, the Center for Spirituality offers programs that promote the engagement between faith and reason and the connection between mind, body, and spirit.

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