The Pope will release a historic Papal Encyclical on the environment this summer and it is expected that he will raise climate change as a moral imperative for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. In anticipation of this Papal letter, Yale will host a panel discussion on April 6 with experts across several different disciplines to discuss how the encyclical will re-frame the issue of climate change for Catholics and non-Catholics.
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, New Haven.
The event will be chaired by John Grim of the Forestry and Environmental School and the Yale Divinity School. He will be joined by six Yale-affiliated experts who will discuss the encyclical from their perspective.
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, World Wildlife Fund
Law: Douglas Kysar, Yale Law School
Gregory Sterling, Dean of the Yale Divinity School, will make concluding comments.