Educating for the Care of Creation:Contemporary Verses for the Canticle of Creatures
This area provides copies of presentations from the 2010 AFCU Symposium, which took place at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana from June 8-11, 2010.
Editor:Patricia Hutchison, OSF, Ed.D.Neumann University, Aston PA Editorial Board:Anthony MurphySt. Bonaventure UniversityBarbara WuestCardinal Stritch UniversityKevin GodfreyExecutive Director AFCUFelicity Dorsett, OSFUniversity of Saint Francis, Fort WayneStaff:Mary Ann McCarthy, OSF Neumann UniversityContributing Editor:Jean Margaret McDevitt, OSF Neumann University ‘68
Keynote Speaker: Brother Keith Warner, OFM “The Incarnation Matters! Franciscan Education for Ecological Conversion”St. Francis is commonly known as “the patron saint of ecology,” but the title “patron saint of ecological consciousness” is more faithful both to John Paul II’s ecological teaching and to recent scholarship of Francis. spirituality. This presentation synthesized traditional Franciscan approaches to the creation and organization of knowledge with the cultivation of ecological consciousness and ecological conversion. Following David Orr, all education is environmental education, whether explicit or not. Most higher education fails to teach about the essential dependence of human society upon the Earth, or its impacts on Earth’s ecosystems. The fragmentary structure at most higher learning institutions conveys to students a universe that consists of a disaggregated collection of objects, rather than a communion of creatures. Drawing from the wisdom of the Franciscan tradition – especially Roger Bacon – this presentation proposed a more holistic approach to higher education so as to foster ecological consciousness and ecological conversion.Click here to read more .
General Assembly Speaker:Brother Bill Short, OFM“Breaking Open Our Franciscan Intellectual and Spiritual Tradition” Brother Bill introduced three broad areas in our Franciscan Tradition to provide a framework for a large-group discussion:
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Implementing Catholic Social Teaching at the University of St. Francis, IL Madonna Murphy, Ph.D. (USF Joliet)
Using Care of Creation Principles in Workplace Interaction: A Case Study of Developing a Plan for International Experiences Patricia K. O.Connell (Lourdes College) Dariel Jacobs. (Lourdes College)
Training in Franciscan Servant Leadership for Business Leaders Karen Spear, Ph.D. (Marian University) Marcy Ripberger (Character Council of Indiana)
Constructing a Model of Religiosity Among Franciscan Faculty Alicia McLaughlin Ph.D., LCSW (USF Joliet) Lorri McMeel Ph.D., LCSW (USF Joliet)
“Be Like the Water!”The Canticle of Sister Water: Francis and Amado Nervo Sister Linda Marie Sariego, OSF, Ph.D. (Neumann University)
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