Integral Ecology Series: Lecture 5


Location: Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall (View on map )

Lecture Series Poster

Energy: The Power to Do Good 

Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall
Series Title:  ‘A Broader Vision of Reality: Integral Ecology within the Great Lakes Watershed’
Tuesday, February 21 Theological Anthropology: Identity and Mission  Watch online 
Tuesday, March 7 Biodiversity and Invasive Specie  Watch online
Tuesday, March 21 Water: Refreshment, Resource, and Waste  Watch online
Tuesday, April 11 Agriculture: Feeding the Human Family
Tuesday, April 18 Energy: The Power to Do Good
Tuesday, May 2 Liturgy and Ecology
Series Overview:

The Earth is our common home in which we live out our lives in relationship with one another, the natural world, and God. Pope Francis calls for a “broader vision of reality” to address the single complex social and ecological crisis of our day. This vision requires an integral ecology that recognizes that we are not separated from the ecological world but are integral participants in the ecosystem. Our distinctly human activity—social, economic, cultural, and spiritual—is integrally connected with the natural world. Everything in life is interconnected. This lecture series will develop the “broader vision of reality” needed to respond to the social-ecological crisis by analyzing who we are, how we live, and what impacts we have within the context of being interconnected with the human family and natural world within our local ecological home in the Great Lakes watershed.


Terrence P. Ehrman, C.S.C. is the Assistant Director for Life Sciences Research and Outreach at the Center for Theology, Science and Human Flourishing. He has a concurrent position as a professional specialist in the Department of Theology, teaching Science, Theology, and Creation. Father Terry, who has training in aquatic ecology and systematic theology, enjoys studying the “ecotone”, or boundary, between science and theology, particularly in the area of theological anthropology as it relates to evolution and ecology. His biological publications include articles on organic matter budgets and particle transport in streams, and his interdisciplinary articles have been on evolution and providence and on ecological conversion. 

Free and open to the public. 

This lecture series is hosted by CTSHF and co-sponsored by the Environmental Change Initiative


Contact the Center for Theology, Science and Human Flourishing:
(574) 631-4482

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