Stephen Scharper to Present 2016 Royackers Lecture

Wed, 2016-03-09 19:30 - 21:30

Stephen Scharper, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, U of T Mississauga and School of the Environment, will present the 2016 Royackers Lecture at Regis College on Wednesday, March 9 at 7:30 pm.

Stephen Scharper's lecture, titled "Let Us Sing as We Go" will speak on Pope Francis, Laudato Si', and the Quest for an Integral Ecology. Pope Francis's melding of poverty and ecological integrity in his encyclical Laudato Si' represents a critical emergence in Catholic social teaching. Yet, given his international pastoral presence and palpable humility, his search for an "integral ecology" represents something deeper and potentially more far-reaching. The larger implications of this quest will be explored in this presentation, including its impact on international political and moral approaches to climate change.

All events are free. All are welcome. Lecture and Symposium take place in St. Joseph Chapel, Regis College. Seating is limited. Please pre-register below.

Schedule and Registration

Wednesday Evening Lecture, March 9 at 7:30 pm.
Please pre-register by clicking here or calling 416-922-5474 x221. If you are no longer able to attend, please email to cancel and free a seat for someone else. Thank you for your interest. A reception will follow the lecture.

Regis College is located at 100 Wellesley Street West, Toronto, near the corner of Queen's Park Crescent East. Regis College is on the 94 Wellesley bus route and a short walk (south) from the Museum subway station. Public parking is available in the University of St. Michael's College parking lot on St. Joseph Street, one block north of Regis College. The venue is accessible.

Members of the public interested in theological education are invited to attend an open house in October and March each year.

The Royackers Lecture honours the memory of Father Martin Royackers, S.J., a Canadian Jesuit who was murdered in 2001 as he served the people of Annotto Bay, Jamaica and promoted the cause of social justice. The lecture is made possible through the benefaction of Mundiregina Resources Canada.