Current Lecture Series

2015 Endowed Fall Lectures

Distinguished scholars come to Saint Mary's to lead us in an exploration of the relationship of faith and faith and engagement with contemporary religious and theological issues. Please join us for our upcoming lectures, which are free and open to the public.  These lectures are sponsored by the Saint Mary's College Annual Endowed Lecture Series Fund.

Earth, Water, Air, and Fire: Theology, Ethics, and the Elements of Life

Thursday, September 10, 7:30 p.m., Vander Vennet Theatre, Student Center
Earth: For God So Loved the Soil

Norman Wirzba, Ph.D.
Professor of Ecology and Rural Life
Duke Divinity School 

Tuesday, September 29, 7:30 p.m., Vander Vennet Theatre, Student Center
Water: What does Hydrology have to do with Theology in the 21st Century?

Christiana Peppard, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Theology
Fordham University 

Thursday, October 29, 7:30 p.m., Vander Vennet Theatre, Student Center
Air: Our Common Home: Pope Francis' Call to Action on Climate Change

Dan Misleh
Executive Director
Catholic Climate Covenant

Wednesday, November 11, 8:00 p.m., Rice Commons, Student Center
Fire: An Interfaith Panel on Spirituality and Energy Conservation

An interdisciplinary and interfaith conversation on the ethics and spirituality of energy generation and conservation, co-sponsored with Campus Ministry's "Theology on Fire" series.

Margaret Pfeil (Roman Catholic)
Ph.D. Theology, University of Notre Dame
Joint appointment, Theology and the Center for Social Concerns
University of Notre Dame 

Rachel Novick (Jew)
Ph.D., Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
Director of the Minor in Sustainability
University of Notre Dame 

Christopher Cobb (Quaker)
Ph.D., English, Yale University
Associate Professor and Environmental Studies Program Coordinator
Saint Mary's College 

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For more information, please contact Kathy Guthrie, (574) 284-4636, or email: kguthrie@saintmarys.edu

Read here about past CFS programming!