The Challenge of Interreligious Dialogue in the Age of Laudato Si’


The Brien O'Brien and Mary Hasten Lecture in Interreligious Dialogue

Thursday, April 7, 2016
5:00 p.m.

Presenter: Mary Evelyn Tucker
Respondents: Christopher Ives and Caner K Dagli

Boston College
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
Chestnut Hill, MA

This event is free of charge.

Interreligious dialogue can play a new and vital role in healing the earth. It is clear that the environmental crisis demands the response of science and technology, economics, and public policy.  But it also calls out for participation among the world's religious communities who recognize the moral and spiritual implications of the diminishing life support systems of the planet. This talk highlights some of the remarkable work being done in religious communities around the world to help restore people and their land. While acknowledging the limitations of religious organizations, the presentation also looks to the promise of ethical and spiritual transformation in ecological attitudes and practices.

Cosponsored by the Boston College Department of Theology, the School of Theology and Ministry, and The Church in the 21st Century Center


Mary Evelyn Tucker is senior lecturer and research scholar, and codirector of the Forum on Religion and Ecology, at Yale University.

Christopher Ives is professor of religious studies at Stonehill College.

Caner K Dagli is associate professor of religious studies at the College of the Holy Cross.