Science Exploration Series: "Science, Religion, and Environmental Change"


Location: 101 Jordan Hall of Science

Environmental Change Initiative (ECI) word mark

Join the College of Science before the Notre Dame vs. UMass football game for "Science, Religion, and Environmental Change," a panel discussion about the Papal Encyclical, Laudato Si, and the University of Notre Dame.

September 26 (UMass)
12:00 p.m.
101 Jordan Hall of Science


  • David Lodge, director of the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative, Ludmilla F. and Stephen J. Galla Professor of Biological Sciences
  • Joyce Coffee, managing director of the Notre Dame-Global Adaptation Index
  • Alan Hamlet, assistant professor civil and environmental engineering & earth sciences
  • Georges Enderle, John T. Ryan Jr. Professor of International Business Ethics, Mendoza College of Business; Fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies & the Nanovic Institute for European Studies
  • Moderator: Mary Galvin, William K. Warren Dean of the College of Science

In June 2015, Pope Francis issued, “Ladauto Si:  On Care for Our Common Home” which called for “swift and unified global action" to combat environmental degradation and global warming. Poor nations, the pontiff says, are ill-prepared to adapt to the effects of climate change and will bear the brunt of its effects. Linking the issues of poverty, and the environment, he insists that the world must “hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.”  Discuss implications of the Papal Encyclical with Notre Dame’s faculty experts from science, business, and engineering.