Jesuit schools must be environmental justice leaders, dean says

By Brian Roewe
June 30, 2021

As the global community seeks solutions to climate change and other environmental threats, Jesuit colleges must lead by example and provide education aimed at creating a more just and sustainable world, a dean at Loyola University Chicago said at a recent Jesuit conference.

Nancy Tuchman, dean of Loyola Chicago's School of Environmental Sustainability, said directives from Pope Francis and the Society of Jesus on caring for God's creation make it critical that Jesuit schools put those principles in practice on their campuses and in their curricula. That includes joining the Vatican's new ecological action initiative and making environmental sustainability a core class for all students, she added.

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