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Spring Semester 2019
Sep 23, 2020
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THEO 40714 - Reading Laudato'Si from an African Context
The course introduces students to the historical, political and economic dimensions of the ecological crisis in Africa. It will also introduce students to hopeful signs and innovative models of sustainable land use, food production and economic entrepreneurship underway in some poor communities in Africa. The course is designed around Pope Francis' two central convictions in Laudato Si namely: (1) the close connection between the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor, and (2) the spiritual "wound" that lies at the heart of the ecological crisis - our inability to live as creatures made from the dust of the earth. The overall objective of the course is to help students to see the connections between the spiritual wound, the ecological crisis and poverty in Africa. It will also help students appreciate how Christian faith and theology can contribute to the healing of the wound, and in so doing inspire fresh experiments of an integrated approach, which fights poverty, protects nature and restores human dignity.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undeclared, All levels at the University:, Employee Non-Degree, Graduate Architecture, Graduate Business, Graduate Non-Degree, Graduate Business Non-Degree, Graduate, Holy Cross College, Law Doctorate, Law Non-Degree, Law, Non-matriculating, Pre-College, Parish Programs, St. Mary's College, Undergraduate Non-Degree, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Class

Undergraduate Division
Theology Department

Course Attributes:
ENST - Energy Studies, SUS4 - Indiv Behavior & Values

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Graduate Architecture
      St. Mary's College
      Undergraduate Non-Degree
      Employee Non-Degree
      Graduate Non-Degree
Must be enrolled in one of the following Campuses:     

THEO 10001 or THEO 10002 or THEO 10801 or THEO 13002 or THEO 13183 or THEO 14002 or PLS 20302

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