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Posted by: citvn on Mar 21, 2019 - CITVN Webcast Series
Environment and Sustainability Ethics


How Catholic universities can implement and embody the central teachings of Laudato Si

Meg Stapleton Smith
Ph.D. Student
Theological and Social Ethics Program
Fordham University

Presented: November 22, 2018




Meg is a PhD student in the Theological and Social Ethics program at Fordham University. Her lecture will address how Catholic universities can implement and embody the central teachings of Laudato Si’. Through theological reflection of Laudato Si’ as well as critical analysis of sustainability efforts already in place at Jesuit universities, this paper responds to the following questions: what would the structure of a Catholic university look like if it took Global Climate Change seriously? How do we calibrate our universities toward the global common good? In the absence of leadership from Washington on climate change, how does the mission and task of a Catholic university change? How do students across disciplines work towards liberation for the oppressed, and for the planet?



Meg Stapleton Smith is a second year doctoral student in Theological and Social Ethics at Fordham University. She graduated from Yale Divinity School in 2016 with a M.A.R. in Ethics, and holds a B.A. in Theology from Boston College with concentrations in Faith, Peace, and Justice Studies and Catholic Studies. While at Boston College, Meg studied abroad in El Salvador with the Casa de la Solidaridad program. After graduating from Boston College, Meg was Director of Campus Ministry and a Theology teacher at Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School in Lawrence, MA.

Meg’s academic interests are wide ranging, but she is principally interested in exploring the contemporary retrieval of virtue ethics from a liberationist perspective. In addition, Meg's work explores how the intersection of these two fields might serve as a challenge for both virtue ethics and liberationist thought, as well as guide how we think about Catholic Social Teaching and Christian Social Ethics today.

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