In the fourth episode of the Symposium Ethics Podcast, co-host Jimmy McCarty speaks with Dr. Kevin O’Brien, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Chair of Environmental Studies at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. They discuss the 192-page encyclical, Laudato Si, issued by Pope Francis in June of 2015.
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- The music for this podcast (“Without You” and “Rondo Alla Turca“) can be found at www.freestockmusic.com.
- Laudato Si, the encyclical letter from Pope Francis on “our care of our common home” can be found in multiple formats at https://laudatosi.com.
- Integral Ecology is a comprehensive framework for understanding environmental problems that uses knowledge generated from multiple sources and disciplines.
- To learn more about Saint Francis of Asisi, the namesake of Pope Francis and one of the inspirations behind the theology of Laudato Si, visit the New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia.
- Purchase Kevin O’Brien‘s latest book, An Introduction to Christian Environmentalism: Ecology, Virtue, and Ethics, co-authored with Kathryn D. Blanchard.