Br. Kevin Cawley, Executive Director of the Thomas Berry Forum for Ecological Dialogue recently made a presentation to STL 115 taught by Dean of Arts and Sciences Dr. Sibdas Ghosh. The theme of the presentation was an examination of the human-earth relationship in the context of the contemporary challenge to live sustainably across the globe. Kevin was able to link our present-day awareness of the danger we face by humanity’s continuing dependence on fossil fuels for heat and light and transport and basic sustenance. The presentation examined several paths to a sustainable future including the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the General Assembly for the next 15 years. Students also received a brief introduction to the encyclical of Pope Francis, “Laudato Si’ - On Care for Our Common Home.” A brief reference to the Paris Climate Negotiations to conclude in December closed the session.
The powerpoint slides for the class can be viewed below: