Several Creighton University groups have joined together to celebrate the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi on Oct. 3 and 4. St. Francis is the patron saint of the environment and the feast day is being celebrated through a series of discussions and presentations, culminating in a mass in St John’s Church at noon on Oct 4.
The events include :
- “Meeting the Future of Agriculture and Food: What Can the Faith Community Do?” World-renowned leader in sustainable agriculture, Fred Kirschenmann, will present the seminar from 12:30-1:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in the Harper Center auditorium on the Creighton campus. Kirschenmann is the author of Cultivating an Ecological Conscience: Essays from a Farmer Philosopher.
- 4th Annual Religion and Environment Lecture
Lisa Sideris, associate professor of the Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University will deliver the 4th Annual Religion and Environment Lecture from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Oct 3, in room 3023 of the Mike and Josie Harper Center on the Creighton campus. Sideris’ lecture titled, “Science a Myth: Ecospirituality in the Anthropocene Age,” will discuss the relationship of science to religion and Dark Green Religion. Read more.
- St. Francis Day Mass
Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., University president, will sign the St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor following the mass at noon on Oct. 4 at St. John’s Church on the Creighton campus.
All events are free and open to the public and are sponsored by The Creighton Center for Service and Justice (CCSJ), Sustainability Council, Environmental Sciences, and the Kripke Center among others.