Summer Seminar Series

“Integrating Faith and Science to Respond to Environmental Challenges”
June 26–30, 2023
The seminar drew upon a range of thinkers from Pope Francis and the twentieth-century theologian Romano Guardini to Savino and Norman Wirzba, Gilbert T. Rowe Distinguished Professor of Christian Theology at Duke Divinity. In addition to the classroom discussion and shared meals, the group worked at the Duke Campus Farm and toured the Spirit in the Land exhibition at the Nasher Museum of Art. Read more about the week.

Public Events

“The Shroud: Face to Face”
Lecture & Panel, April 14, 2023
Filmmaker Robert Orlando discusses his forthcoming film and book on the Shroud of Turin. Scholars Fr. Andrew Dalton (Regina Apostolorum University, Rome) and Mark Goodacre (Duke University) analyze whether the “crime scene” of the Shroud serves as forensic evidence for the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

“Living Laudato Si’: Luncheon & Conversation
November 11, 2022
Sr. Damien Marie and students from across Duke meet for a lunch conversation about religion, science, and discerning vocations and careers across disciplinary boundaries.

“Living Laudato Si’: Maintaining Faith in Creation in the Face of the Scientific Certainty of Ecological Decline”
Lecture & Q&A, November 10, 2022
Sr. Damien Marie to lecture on the need to engage Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ in light of our scientific understanding of creation and the ecological decline that lay before us. This lecture was generously funded by a LeMaître Grant of the Collegium Institute at the University of Pennsylvania and part of an ongoing effort of Fons Vitae to discuss religion and science at Duke.