Laudato Si’ at Four: Momentum Is Building in the US Catholic Church!

June 18th, 2019 marks the fourth anniversary of the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical, "Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home." During the past four years, parishes, schools, colleges and universities, healthcare facilities, and religious communities have responded with faith, passion, and enormous creativity to the Pope’s call to care for creation and care for the poor.

Catholic Social Teaching and the Green New Deal

You’ve heard about the Green New Deal, an ambitious, visionary, and for some, controversial Congressional proposal to deal with the urgent climate crisis while simultaneously investing in job creation and advancing social and racial justice. Do you have questions about how we as people of faith should respond to the Green New Deal?

On Tuesday, April 30, 2019, Catholic Climate Covenant hosted this educational webinar to discuss Catholic Social Teaching and The Green New Deal.

Topics discussed:

All Creation Gives God Praise: An Earth Day Webinar

Every year, Catholic Climate Covenant produces a one-hour educational program. This year we are focusing on the issue of protecting biodiversity to complement the Earth Day Network's "Protect Our Species" campaign. In the webinar we explore why the Earth day Network chose the theme of "Protecting Our Species" and all the wonderful resources and toolkits that they have available for your use. We also delve into the Covenant's Earth Day program and how you can facilitate a program in your parish, school, or religious community.

 

Presenters:

Why the Faith Community Holds the Climate Key

Professor Ed Maibach from George Mason University’s Center for Climate Communication will demonstrate how the faith community is vital to inspire effective climate policy and greater climate action. Dr. Maibach has been at the forefront of polling and messaging on climate change and makes a compelling case for Catholics and other people of faith to use the power of their core beliefs and public witness to change attitudes toward solving the climate crisis.

The Root Causes of Climate Change: Understanding Extractive Industries and their Impacts

The Catholic Climate Covenant and the Inter-religious Working Group on Extractive Industries invite you to join us in a one-hour webinar exploring how a faithful and just response to climate change must address the extraction and exploitation on a massive scale of natural resources such as coal, oil and gas, with specific examples from the Southwestern United States and Peru.

Who Is My Neighbor in a Climate-Threatened World

Join us for a discussion about how climate change is already leading to a rise in displaced people and communities.This webinar will also highlight Catholic efforts to prevent climate displacement and we will consider how this year’s Feast of St. Francis program can help your faith communities discuss and respond to the needs of vulnerable communities displaced by extreme weather and climate change.

Presenters:

Alice Thomas, Climate Displacement Program Manager, Refugees International

Eric Clayton, Catholic Relief Services

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