Lin Great Speakers Series to examine Pope Francis’ statements on environment

Emory professor Allitt an expert on religion, environmentalism

Patrick N. Allitt, Ph.D., will present “Pope Francis’ Environmental Encyclical: The View From America” at St. Mary’s University on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m.

 

Allitt is a professor of American history at Emory University in Atlanta. He is an expert on religion and environmentalism and is author of the book A Climate of Crisis: America in the Age of Environmentalism. He has also written about American Catholics and the environment.

The free, public event will be held in Conference Room A of the University Center. Parking is available in Lot D near the NW 36th Street entrance to campus and Lot H, near the Culebra Road entrance to campus.

A book signing and reception will follow his presentation. His book will be available for purchase.

The event is part of the Lin Great Speaker Series and held in conjunction with the Catholic Intellectual Tradition Lecture Series.

Since 1990, St. Mary’s University has offered the Lin Great Speakers Series to the public as a community service. The series is made possible by an endowment established in the memory of Shu Chi Lin by his widow, Chang Le-Chiao, and his son, Vincent Lin, an alumnus and former St. Mary’s faculty member. The Catholic Intellectual Tradition series is a free, annual series featuring men and women who have shaped the Catholic intellectual tradition at the heart of the educational enterprises at St. Mary’s.


St. Mary's University, founded in 1852, is the first institution of higher learning in San Antonio and the oldest Catholic university in the Southwest. It offers 75 programs, including doctoral and law programs, and has a diverse student population of about 3,800 of all faiths and backgrounds. Its vision, as a Catholic and Marianist liberal arts institution, is to become one of the finest private universities in the region, a gateway for graduates to professional lives as ethical leaders in Texas, the nation and the world.

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