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Experts Available to Discuss Pope Francis’s Climate Change Encyclical

On Thursday, June 18, Pope Francis will release his long-awaited encyclical addressing the environment and climate change. If you are in need of experts to discuss this important papal letter, staff and faculty from Loyola University Chicago’s Institute of Environmental Sustainability and Department of Theology are available to speak on the following topics:

Global climate change and the environment
Nancy Tuchman, PhD
Founding Director of Loyola’s Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Stephen Mitten, S.J.
Resident Ecology Faculty, Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus; Spiritual Director

The intersection of ecology, religion, and ethics
Michael Murphy, PhD
Director of Catholic Studies

Michael McCarthy, MTS, PhD(c)
Assistant Director for Clinical and Theological Ethics, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics, Stritch School of Medicine

Meghan Toomey
Doctoral Candidate, Integrative Studies in Ethics and Theology
International Jesuit Ecology Project Contributor

The history of encyclicals

Michael Schuck, PhD
Associate Professor of Theology; Co-Director of the International Jesuit Ecology Project

The Millennial response
Kelsey Cheng
Undergraduate Student and Environmental Advocate, The Green Initiative Fund

Please contact Loyola University Chicago’s University Marketing and Communication department at 312.915.6158 to arrange interviews for print and broadcast opportunities.

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