The theme for Sunday is also the title of chapter two of Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si, in which he refers to the conviction of believers and the rich contribution that religions can make towards an integral ecology and the full development of humanity.
Cardinal Peter Turkson
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saint Louis University's Center for Global Citizenship
In this documentary, Leonardo DiCaprio explores the topic of climate change, and discovers what must be done today to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. The screening will be followed by a moderated panel discussion featuring students and faculty from Saint Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis. Students will share their experiences and insights from attending the 2017 United Nations Climate Conference (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany.
The Healing Earth Project is online environmental science textbook for upper level secondary school students, beginning college students, and adult learners. Unlike any other environmental textbook, Healing Earth presents an integrated, global, and living approach to the ecological challenges we face. By integrated, the project’s authors incorporate scientific knowledge with ethical analysis, spiritual reflection, and a call for action.
In his encyclical, Laudato Si’, Pope Francis has provided a clear perspective of how we all must take responsibility for our common home. The impact of these views in the wider Christian community and beyond will be discussed in this session.