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Historical and Doctrinal Studies Lecture

February 10, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - February 10, 2020 @ 5:00 PM


Christiana Zenner

Associate Professor of Theology, Science, and Ethics

Fordham University – Lincoln Center

Fresh Waters and the Implications of Pope Francis’ Turn to Indigenous Ecological Knowledge

In Laudato Si’ (2015), Pope Francis turned to indigenous ecological knowledge and cultural traditions as sources of wisdom regarding the environment. This presentation will examine the implications of such a turn, drawing especially on documents from Pope Francis and the Amazon synod; decolonial literatures; and case studies of divergent values attributed to freshwater.