Does the Pope speak for us all on ecology and justice?

Title
Does the Pope speak for us all on ecology and justice?
Speaker(s)
Speaker: Mona Siddiqui # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Tim Hayward # University of Edinburgh
Hosted by
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Date and Time
8th Oct 2015 18:00 - 8th Oct 2015 19:30
Location
Lecture Theatre 183, Old College
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/jwi/knowledge_exchange/events/2015_2016/does_the_pope_speak_for_us_all_on_ecology_and_justice

Pope Francis’s recent publication focuses environment and sustainable development issues that the United Nations is set to tackle with the Sustainable Development Goals. Should we think of the Pope’s message as representing only people of his faith, or more broadly as a voice of the Global South?

This evening session examines the role religious figures should play in issues of international governance, and is part of the Edinburgh World Justice Festival.

Please register on Eventbrite for your free tickets.

Short talks from a panel of speakers will be followed by a Q&A/discussion session. All are welcome to attend and take part in discussion.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Professor Mona Siddiqui
    Professor of Islamic and Inter-religious Studies, Assistant Principal Religion and Society, University of Edinburgh
  • Chair: Professor Tim Hayward
    Professor of Environmental Political Theory, Director of Just World Institute, University of Edinburgh

The Ethics Forum is being held in partnership with the Just World Institute and the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability.