Social Justice

June 18, 2022

11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Marriott Ballroom Salons A-C

Fr. Joshtrom Kureethadam

Ecology Sector Coordinator, Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

Father Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam is coordinator of the sector on ecology at the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. He is also chair of philosophy of science and director of the Institute of Social and Political Sciences at the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome.

Father Kureethadam’s passion is to pass on to younger generations not only a sense of awe and wonder before the grandeur and majesty of the universe, but also a deep sense of concern for the increasingly precarious state of our common planetary home. He has been particularly associated with the study and diffusion of the 2015 encyclical issued by Pope Francis, “Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home.”

His most recent publications include “Creation in Crisis: Science, Ethics, Theology” (2014), “The Philosophical Roots of the Ecological Crisis: Descartes and the Modern Worldview” (2017) and “The Ten Green Commandments of Laudato Si’” (2019).