Interreligious Dialogue on Ecology: Pope Francis and Asian Religions on the Protection of the Environment
This lecture will first summarize Pope Francis’s teaching on the care for the Earth, our common home, as expressed in Laudato Si’ and Querida Amazonia. Next, it will explore how the papal teaching can find support in Asian religions, especially Daoism and Buddhism. It will conclude with reflections on how this interreligious dialogue can be a source of inspiration for our common work for ecojustice.
Professor Peter Phan
Ignacio Ellacuria, S.J. Chair of Catholic Social Thought
Department of Theology, Georgetown University
Michelle Voss Roberts
Principal and Professor of Theology
Emmanuel College of Victoria University at the University of Toronto