William Dinges , professor of theology and religious studies, was quoted in a Sept. 14 Catholic Virginian article about a symposium on "How St. Francis' Encyclical Speaks to Tidewater's Looming Environmental Crisis." Dinges was one of the speakers at the symposium.

Climate change said 'global ecological crisis'

From: The Catholic Virginian Date: Sept. 14, 2015 Author: Jennifer Neville

In his presentation, Dr. William Dinges, an Ordinary Professor of Religious Studies in the School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America, said that rather than just calling for "a nice conversation" about the environment, the encyclical has a sense of urgency for people to work together on the "global ecological crisis."

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