Pope Francis and the Environment: YDS Faculty Join Panel for Why the Climate Encyclical Matters

April 7, 2015

On April 8, Yale will host a panel discussion on how Pope Francis’s upcoming encyclical on the environment could transform the global climate debate for Catholics and non-Catholics alike.

The panel event, “Pope Francis and the Environment: Why His New Climate Encyclical Matters,” will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Linsly Chittenden Hall, 63 High Street, Room 102, New Haven.

John Grim of Yale Divinity School and F&ES will chair the panel of six Yale-affiliated experts who will address the implications of the encyclical from their disciplinary perspectives, followed by a discussion with the audience.

The panelists include:
Science: Peter Crane, Dean, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES)
Ethics: Margaret Farley, Yale Divinity School (YDS), Emeritus
Religion: Mary Evelyn Tucker, Forum on Religion & Ecology, F&ES and YDS
Conservation: Dekila Chungyalpa, McCluskey Visiting Fellow, F&ES
Law: Douglas Kysar, Yale Law School
Teresa BergerProfessor of Liturgical Studies at YDS, will offer introductory remarks.
Gregory SterlingDean of the Yale Divinity School, will make concluding comments.