Lecture: “Re-enchantment of Nature as the Word and Beauty of God” Nash Lecture, Regina

The 32nd annual Nash Memorial Lecture will be on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Campion College Riffel Auditorium, U. of R. Admission is free.

This year’s Nash Lecture will explore the role of Christianity in Ecology.

John W. McCarthy, SJ, PhD, a Jesuit priest and forest ecologist, will deliver the 32nd annual Nash Memorial Lecture on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Campion College Riffel Auditorium, University of Regina (main campus). Admission is free and parking is available in ‘M’ areas of lot 3.

In his lecture, entitled Re-enchantment of Nature as the Word and Beauty of God, Dr. McCarthy will contend that the Christian faith is not solely concerned with the salvation of the human soul and that matter really does matter for Christianity.

The Nash Memorial Seminar, entitled Poverty of Discourse: Science, Religion, Wonder and Wisdom, will follow the lecture on Friday, March 11 at 3:00 p.m. in the Campion College Senior Common Room (4th floor). The seminar will explore one’s own experiences of the discourse between science and religion, and discuss how we may reconstruct a discourse that acknowledges our human desire for meaning and goodness.

Dr. McCarthy is the university chaplain at St. Mark’s College at the University of British Columbia, where he also lectures in ecological theology. In the summer months, Dr. McCarthy conducts research in biodiversity for the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation. He received a BScFor. (forest tree biology) from the University of New Brunswick, a MS (soil science) from the University of Florida, and a PhD (boreal forest ecology) from the University of British Columbia.

For more information call 586-4242 or visit our website at www.campioncollege.ca.
Joanne Kozlowski
Director, Communications & Admissions
Campion College

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