This week we have details on when the papal encyclical on human ecology will be released and what its title might be (it will have you singing!). Also, this week marks the 53rd anniversary of the death of St. John XXII
The highly anticipated teaching document of Pope Francis on ecology has arrived. How does it build on the teachings of Popes John Paul II and Benedict the XVI? What does it say about climate change? What does it say about poverty and those most affected by ecological destruction around the world?
Join host Sebastian Gomes for a panel discussion on the major themes and reactions to Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si. Guests include: Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, English language assistant to the Director of the Holy See Press Office; Mardi Tindal, immediate past moderator of the United Church of Canada; Alicia Ambrosio, producer and journalist for S+L TV.
Theologians in the New York area gathered at America Headquarters to discuss Pope Francis’ new encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si. These experts in Catholic social teaching offer an overview of the content and significance of the teachings within the text, as well as background on Catholic engagement on social issues and discuss the possible impact of this text on national and international politics.
Rev. James Martin, SJ, America Media
Dr. Erin Lothes Biviano, College of St. Elizabeth’s
Dr. Kevin Ahern, Manhattan College
Dr. Meghan J. Clark, St. John’s University
Dr. Daniel Cosacchi, Loyola University Chicago
2:45 – An introduction Catholic Social Teaching and encyclicals
5:45 – The relationship of “Evangelli Gaudium” to “Laudato Si’”
http://democracynow.org – A new independent review has revealed extensive details on how members of the the American Psychological Association, the world’s largest group of psychologists, were complicit in torture, lied and covered up their close collaboration with officials at the Pentagon and CIA to weaken the association’s ethical guidelines and allow psychologists to participate in the government’s enhanced interrogation programs after 9/11. The 542-page report was commissioned by the association’s board of directors last year based on an independent review by a former Assistant U.S. Attorney David Hoffman and undermines the APA’s repeated denials that some of its 130,000 members were complicit in torture. The Guardian reports the new details could provide grounds to file ethics charges against members of the APA. We speak with Dr. Stephen Soldz, professor at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis and co-founder of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology. Earlier this month, he was invited to address the APA’s board of directors with Steven Reisner on the organization’s response to the anticipated Hoffman report. And we’re joined by Dr. Jean Maria Arrigo, a social psychologist, oral historian and a member of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology. She participated in the 2005 APA task force that condoned psychologists’ involvement in enhanced interrogations, and later blew the whistle. She has since established the APA PENS Debate Collection at University of Colorado at Boulder Archives.
EU and US officials have begun holding a series of meetings in Brussels, which will run for most of this week, on the controversial TTIP deal. The potential agreement could create a unified free trade zone between Europe and America, but one small town in Belgium is trying its best to resist the negotiations.
From the earliest colonies, the US has been expanded its domestic empire and conquering native people. In our wake, we have left a bloody trail of tears, wars, relocations, epidemics and broken treaties. How has this tragic history shaped the way the US interacts with the rest of the world? Has this imperialist urge been institutionalized beyond repair, or can we learn from our mistakes and redefine the way we interact with native people around the world?
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A new series exploring the incredible story of uranium, from its creation in an exploding star to its deployment in nuclear weapons, nuclear power and nuclear medicine. A journey across nine countries and more than a century of stories, to discover the rock that made the modern world, part science, part history, and all epic adventure. Join physicist and YouTube phenomenon Dr Derek Muller as he reveals the untold story of the most wondrous and terrifying rock on Earth.
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
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