Friday, March 15, 2013

Mission Week at Marymount!

This upcoming week is Mission Week at Marymount! Monday, March 18th, and Tuesday, March 19th, Mission Week will be celebrating Marymount’s Heritage and Guiding Mission with a lecture and a Fair Trade Fair.
On Monday, Dr. Brian Treanor will be in the Main Campus Chapel at 5 p.m. to present “A Wider Ethic of Life: Faith, Virtue, and Environmental Crisis”. Dr. Brian Treanor is Director of Environmental Studies and Associate Professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. His work covers issues in environmental philosophy, ethics, and philosophy of religion.
This lecture covers a study of history, literature and art that shows the great spiritual connection human beings have with nature and the wider world. Religious traditions emphasize human interconnectedness and point out the moral obligation to care for nature. What can religious and philosophical thought, particularly the Catholic understanding of “Virtue,” contribute to action around issues of environmental ethics and sustainability? Many of the “individual” virtues have significant environmental or social benefit; and many “environmental” virtues have individual benefits. Is there a relationship between “saving the earth” and “saving souls”? Come join us on Monday, at the Chapel at 5 to hear more!
Tuesday, March 19th at C-hour, the Fair Trade Fair will be underway. “Global Gifts” of San Pedro and “Ten Thousand Villages” of Pasadena will be there with a selection of skillfully handmade gifts from around the world. Every item purchased helps provide vital, fair income to artisans and their families. Fair Trade practices encourage environmentally friendly and sustainable practices, while brining dignity and opportunity to global communities.

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