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dc.contributor.authorMiller, Richard W.en_US
dc.contributor.editorSimkins, Ronald A.en_US
dc.contributor.editorSmith, Zachary B.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-02T01:28:54Z
dc.date.available2017-02-02T01:28:54Z
dc.date.issued2017en_US
dc.identifier.issn1941-8450en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/109266
dc.description.abstractThis paper will reflect upon Catholic universities’ mission of pursuing the truth and promoting justice in light of the ecological crisis. First, it will examine how the truth of our ecological situation has been distorted by powerful special interests such that there is a wide gap between what the latest science is revealing about the ecological crisis and the understanding of the public and policy makers. Second, it will introduce the influential planetary boundaries framework, which identifies nine interlinked biophysical processes that modulate the stability of the Earth system, focusing especially on the climate change boundary. This framework allows one to recognize the scale of the problem and to distinguish and prioritize responses to those problems. Third, the planetary boundaries framework will be the yardstick by which the paper analyses the sustainability efforts of Catholic colleges and universities. The framework will also inform the concrete proposals to bring university sustainability efforts more in line with the truth of our situation and the demands of justice espoused in Catholic university mission statements. |Keywords: Catholic university, planetary boundaries, social projection, justice, sustainabilityen_US
dc.publisherRabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe journal is open-access and freely allows users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all published material for personal or academic purposes.en_US
dc.titleCatholic Universities and Social Action in the Context of the Transgressing of Planetary Boundariesen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.rights.holderRabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton Universityen_US
dc.description.volume14en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.title.workSupplement Series for the Journal of Religion & Societyen_US
dc.description.noteReligion and Politicsen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorMiller, Richard W.


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