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The Louis J. Luzbetak, SVD Lecture 2021

October 04, 2021 @ 4:00 PM CT - October 04, 2021 @ 5:00 PM CT

Peter Phan, Theology, College, pcp5

Dr. Peter C. Phan

Peter C. Phan, a native of Vietnam, emigrated as a refugee to the U.S.A. in 1975. He obtained three doctorates, the Doctor of Sacred Theology from the Universitas Pontificia Salesiana, Rome, and the Doctor of Philosophy and the Doctor of Divinity from the University of London. He was also awarded the honorary Doctor of Theology from Chicago Theological Union and the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the College of Our Lady of the Elms. He is the Ellacuria Chair of Catholic Social Thought at Georgetown University.


Pope Francis's Ecological Theology in Dialogue with Asian Religions.

Given the dire threat of climate change to the survival of humanity today, the lecture begins with a brief reflection on the challenges of ecological destruction. Then it examines the teaching of Pope Francis on the necessity of preserving the Earth, our common home, especially in his Laudato Si’ and Querida Amazonia. The last part of the lecture relates Pope Francis’ teaching to some Asian religions, especially Daoism and Buddhism.


About the Louis J. Luzbetak Lecture

The Louis J. Luzbetak, SVD, Chair of Mission and Culture was endowed by the Chicago Province of the Society of the Divine Word in order to highlight the important link between mission, Christianity, and culture, which has been a key element of its charism since the late nineteenth century. The chair and annual lectureship appropriately bears the name of Fr. Louis Luzbetak, SVD (1918-2005), cultural anthropologist and ecumenically-recognized pioneer in the field of missionary anthropology.


Co-sponsored by the CTU Committee of World Mission


This event will take place virtually via Zoom. Register below for the zoom link.

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