Protecting Our Common Home: Call for Submissions for Integrity of Creation Conference

The second annual Integrity of Creation Conference at Duquesne University, focused on the theme of Protecting Our Common Home, has announced its submission deadline.

Friday, May 27, is the deadline to submit papers and posters focusing on the theme that reflects the appeal of Pope Francis to meet "the urgent challenge to protect our common home" in his enviro-encyclical Laudato Si'.

"The theme allows for a wide range of topics, from the planetary common good to the future of the Earth, ecological interdependence and the impact of human activity on the planet and its ecosystems," said Dr. Gerard Magill, chair of the conference committee and holder of Duquesne's Gallagher Chair for the Integration of Science, Theology, Philosophy and Law.

The conference, free and open to the public, will be hosted at Duquesne on Wednesday, Sept. 28, through Friday, Sept. 30.

The overall goals of the annual conference are to feature established and emerging research, foster interdisciplinary discussion and enhance public awareness. For more information, contact Glory Smith,

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