Panel to Discuss Catholic Ecology at Marymount University

A panel of experts will discuss Catholic ecology, faith, security health and advocacy from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at Reinsch Library Auditorium at Marymount University. The event is free and open to the public.

Speakers will be Father Drew Christiansen, distinguished professor of ethics and global development at Georgetown University; Rear Admiral (Ret) David W. Titley, director of the Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk, Pennsylvania State University; Dr. Laura Anderko, a registered nurse and the Robert and Kathleen Scanlon Chair in values based health care at Georgetown; and Lonnie Ellis, associate director of the Catholic Climate Covenant. Topics will include theology, climate security, environmental health, and the EPA’s Clean Power Plan.

“This is a great opportunity to bring together experts from different disciplines who are committed to thinking about these issues in a Catholic context,” said Dr. Brian P. Flanagan, an assistant professor of theology at Marymount. “As a university committed to ethics, this is exactly the kind of conversation and dialogue we want to foster among our students and in the wider community.”

The event is co-sponsored by the Catholic Climate Covenant and by Marymount University’s Campus Ministry Association, the departments of History & Politics and Theology & Religious Studies, the Malek School of Health Professions, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the School of Arts and Sciences.