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Panel will debate pope’s views on climate change on Sept. 17

A Sept. 17 panel will discuss Pope Francis' views on the environment. (Photo courtesy of the Vatican)

A Sept. 17 panel will discuss Pope Francis’ views on the environment. (Photo courtesy of the Vatican)

Pope Francis, in his encyclical Laudato Si, calls for “a new and universal solidarity” to deal with a planet imperiled by a lack of attention to its ecological state.

The encyclical by the lightning-rod Argentinian, elected in 2013 to lead the Catholic Church, prompted a worldwide debate over environmentalism, religion and the role of prelates in a seemingly sectarian argument.

That debate will continue on Fordham University’s Rose Hill campus on Thursday, Sept. 17, with a panel discussion titled “None of his Business? Pope Francis on climate change and the economy.”

The forum is the second on the pontiff’s writings. The first, held before a standing-room-only crowd in Hughes Hall, was on Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudiam (Joy of the Gospel) and the leader’s comments on capitalism.

The Sept. 17 panel features an impressive list of participants. In addition to Associate Professor Michael Pirson, who put together the panel, the following individuals will participate:

The event, free of charge, will be moderated by Msgr. Joseph Quinn, vice president for University mission and ministry at Fordham.

If you go:
Event: None of his Business? Pope Francis on climate change and the economy
Date: Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015
Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Flom Auditorium, Walsh Library, Rose Hill campus
RSVP: Register here

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