Fragile World: Ecology and the Church (World Catholicism Week 2015)

"Fragile World: Ecology and the Church" was the 2015 theme for World Catholicism Week at DePaul University. Hosted by DePaul's Center for World Catholicism & Intercultural Theology (CWCIT), World Catholicism Week is an annual weeklong celebration of the globally interdependent dimensions of the Catholic experience of DePaul, in Chicago, across the Americas, and around the world.

Held in anticipation of Pope Francis' encyclical, "Laudato Si," (released June 18, 2015), the "Fragile World" conference focused on ecology and the Church. The speakers were activists, scientists & theologians from Colombia, Europe, Honduras, Kenya, the U.S. & the Philippines. Keynote addresses were given by Fr. Michael A. Perry, OFM, Michael S. Northcott, and Celia Deane-Drummond.

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