The pope as philosopher: faith, climate change and public reason
July 16, 2015
Businesses.com.au - In his landmark encyclical Laudato si', Pope Francis wrote the
following words: “I would state once more that the Church does not presume to settle
scientific questions or to replace politics. But I am concerned to encourage an honest
and open debate so that particular interests or ideologies will not prejudice the
Pope Francis is not the only public person of faith capable of speaking inclusively
in the diverse civic sphere. The atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe, a member
of the political science department at Texas Tech University, is an evangelical Christian
and powerful public communicator on climate change.
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