The 26-year pontificate of Pope John Paul II and now the theology of Pope Benedict XVI offer profound, and at times surprising, contributions to the question of religious responses to the environmental crisis. In union with the annual nationwide celebration of Earth Day on April 22, and consistent with UST’s mission as a Catholic liberal arts university, the annual UST Earth Day lecture is dedicated to encouraging dialogue about the environmental crisis from both religious and scientific perspectives.
Is there a moral imperative for Christians to care for the environment?
Is there an “environmental mandate” in Catholic higher education today?
What is the science behind various environmental issues?
What do we mean by sustainable development, and how can we put concrete initiatives into action?
What are the links between sustainable development and authentic development?