Professor connects with Catholic Social Teaching

At the recent Faith, Food, and the Environment symposium, Dr. Christopher J. Thompson, Academic Dean of the St. Paul Seminary at the University of St. Thomas, spoke about the intersection of faith and ecology. Among other topics, this professor discussed how he connects literature to nature, nature to ecology, and ecology to Catholic Social Teaching in his classes. He encourages Catholics (especially Catholics in higher education!) to develop an authentic human ecology. Read his entire post here, or see the excerpt below:

“And so my first challenge, an invitation goes first to my own community, namely, the Catholic intellectual community, to continue the work of this conference beyond these few days. If we hope to promote an authentic human ecology, a comprehensive culture of life, then we have to celebrate the life of agriculture and begin to consider concrete ways in which food growers and producers can become contributors to the life of the university at large.”


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