A lecture to be held next month at the Redemptorist Monastery in North Perth will explore Catholic teachings on the environment with special reference to Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical Laudato Si – with the help of Melbourne-based Professor Anthony Kelly.
Professor Kelly, who lectures in theology at the Australian Catholic University has written a number of books on faith and the environment, including the 2016 text, An Integral Ecology and the Catholic Vision, which will form the basis of his presentation.
The talk will be hosted by the Centre for Faith Enrichment (CFE) and the Justice Ecology and Development Office (JEDO).
Speaking to The eRecord ahead of the lecture on 18 July, Professor Kelly said he had been pleased to see ecological issues and the responsibility of Catholic faithful towards the environment addressed in Laudato Si.
“I was delighted to hear about the encyclical when it first came out, especially since I’d been writing on the topic of the environment for over 20 years,” he said.