Mount St. Joseph University

Mount Hosts Panel Discussions to discuss Climate Change

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The Environmental Action Committee of Mount St. Joseph University will host two presentations titled "Climate Change, Global Security, and the Common Good" on November 13. 

The event will feature two nationally known speakers: David W. Titley, Rear Admiral USN (ret.), Director, Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk at Penn State University and Dan Misleh, Executive Director, Catholic Climate Covenant. 

Rear Admiral Titley will discuss the preparations being made by the U.S. Navy in response to climate change, while Mr. Misleh will share what Catholics around the country are doing to help mitigate the effects of climate change and affect national policy.

The panel at 12:15 will include Sr. Marge Kloos, SC who will reflect on Rear Admiral Titley’s remarks from the perspective of the Sisters of Charity’s spirituality and values. 

The 7:00 evening panel will include Elizabeth Groppe, Associate Professor of Theology at Xavier University, and Leanne Jablonski, FMI, Director, Sustainability, Energy and the Environment (SEE) Initiative at the University of Dayton. Drs. Groppe and Jablonski will explore the topic in light of Catholic theology of creation care and what we can do as faithful citizens.

Co-sponsors of this event include the Social Action Office of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, The Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice at Xavier University, The Center for Ethical Leadership of Mount St. Joseph University, and the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, Office of Peace, Justice, and Care for Creation. 

Both presentations are in the University Theatre; parking is available in the west parking lot. This event is free and open to the public. For further information contact William Lonneman, chair, Environmental Action Committee at william.lonneman@msj.edu.