Planting Seeds

John Burns ’66 is helping incorporate environmental and social justice themes into SCU curriculum.

Thinking about how to make the biggest positive impact, retired clinical psychologist John Burns ’66 landed on perhaps the largest target we have: Earth. Burns is providing seed funding to SCU’s Environmental Justice and the Common Good Initiative to launch the Laudato Si’ across the Curriculum program.

Named for Pope Francis’ encyclical on environmental degradation and climate change, the program will train faculty on incorporating environmental and social justice themes into curriculum and support student learning.

“I see [these] as defining issues for the survival of our civilization, and maybe even for humanity as a whole,” Burns says.

Read more: Major gift by SCU alumnus will support students and faculty to reflect and act on the twin crises of environmental and social justice

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