Franciscan Wisdom for Ecological Crises


Br. Keith Douglass Warner, OFM
Br. Keith Douglass Warner, OFM

Br. Keith Douglass Warner, OFM of Santa Clara University will offer a public lecture on “Franciscan Spirituality and Wisdom for our Ecological Crises” on March 14. The presentation will provide an overview of the Franciscan approach to environmental issues, with an emphasis on its contributions and implications for the 21st century. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Room 315 of Bachmann Main Building at 7 p.m.


During the lecture, Neumann’s Care of Creation/Sustainability Committee will share Franciscan-inspired initiatives for care for creation.


Br. Warner has taught at Santa Clara University since 2003 and currently serves as director of education for the Center for Science, Technology & Society. He has developed courses and taught about the intersection of spirituality, justice and the environment at this Center and in the Environmental Studies Institute, the Religious Studies Department, and the Honors Program. Br. Warner has published widely in journals on themes of environmental ethics, science practice, spirituality, and justice. He is best known for coauthoring, with Ilia Delio, OSF and Pam Wood, Care for Creation: A Franciscan Spirituality of the Earth (2008).


For additional information or to register for the lecture, please contact Sr. Mary Ann McCarthy at 610-358-4270 or email


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