In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis famously wrote, “A commitment this lofty cannot be sustained by doctrine alone, without a spirituality capable of inspiring us.” As we enter a new year, all are welcome to join the Catholic Climate Covenant young adult community for Ecospirituality Nights, a multi-month virtual series exploring the spiritual foundations of our work for climate justice.
All events take place on Monday evenings from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Each speaker will offer a keynote open to attendees of all ages, as well as a special, intimate follow-up conversation with young adults ages 18-39.
Events require separate registrations, which will be linked below as they become available. Those who register for any one event will be notified of opportunities to register for all events.
Christina Leaño, Associate Director of Laudato Si' Movement
On Monday, January 31, 2022, Christina addressed mindfulness practices as they relate to ecological spirituality and the larger project of working for ecological justice. Click the link below to watch a recording of the session.
- January 31, 2022: All Ages Keynote Event - Recording Available Here
Sr. Joan Brown, OSF, Executive Director of New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light
On Monday, March 21, 2022, Sr. Joan shared her thoughts on integral ecology and how our call to love the world must be what guides our work and shifts our worldview as we address climate justice and its social, ecological and economic implications.
- March 21, 2022: All Ages Keynote Event - Recording Available Here
Sharon Lavigne, Founder of RISE St. James
On Monday, April 11, Sharon spoke to us about her advocacy for environmental justice in "Cancer Alley," especially through RISE St. James, the faith-based organization she founded which is known for its success in advocating for the residents of St. James Parish who are surrounded by a high number of polluting industries.
- April 11, 2022: All Ages Keynote Event - Recording Available Here