Laudato Si: Engaging Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Ecolog will be presented at Christ Cathedral on Aug. 8 from 2 to 5 p.m. This presentation and community forum will focus on the theology of the encyclical, the global impact of climate change on the poor, and help build a scientific understanding of climate change and offer a context for how we can begin to address this seminal issue in our own lives and society.
Attendees will have the chance to connect with various agencies working on this issue and leave with practical steps for community and parish engagement. This important presentation is co-sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange.
o Most Rev. Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange
• Theological reflection on Laudato Si
o Sister Nadine McGuinness, CSJ, St Joseph Center, Orange
• Science behind climate change and needed elements to address
o Tony Strawa, PhD, Catholic Climate Ambassador. Dr. Strawa has spent 20 years as an Atmospheric Scientist with NASA, and is currently the Chair of the Diocese of San Jose Climate Change Initiative.
• Impact of climate change on the poor
o Joan Rosenhauer, Catholic Relief Services, Executive Vice President, U.S. Operations
• Panel Discussion
• Closing prayer
o Bishop Kevin Vann
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