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Implications of Gulf Oil Spill to be Examined by DU Center for the Study of Catholic Social Thought

The April Gulf oil spill will be the focus of Oil Spill: Ecological, Economic and Ethical Disaster on Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the Power Center Ballroom.

The 3 p.m. event will feature a keynote by Dr. John W. Hart of the Boston University School of Theology, followed by a panel and question-and-answer session. Hart will speak on Social, Sacrament and Sustenance Dimensions of Water: Energy, the Gulf and the Common Good.

“The social vision of Catholic social thought based on an ecological theology and ethics, and grounded on the principle of common good, frames the discourse for the conference,” said Dr. Ma. Christina Astorga, director of the Center for the Study of Catholic Social Thought. “Working toward a long-term and systemic solution is our desired end.”

After Hart’s keynote, a Duquesne panel composed of Dr. John F. Stolz, director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education; Dr. Kent Moors, professor of political science; and Dr. Daniel Scheid, assistant professor of theology, will answer questions and guide discussion.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information on the Center for the Study of Catholic Social Thought and its programs, visit www.duq.edu/cst.

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