Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A Panel Discussion in Albuquerque on Pope Francis' Encyclical on the Environment

Photo: Vatican official site
The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all. At the global level, it is a complex system linked to many of the essential conditions for human life. A very solid scientific consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic system...The problem is aggravated by a model of development based on the intensive use of fossil fuels, which is at the heart of the worldwide energy system. Another determining factor has been an increase in changed uses of the soil, principally deforestation for agricultural purposes. -An excerpt (Section 23) from Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’ of The Holy Father Francis on Care for Our Common Home.

New Mexico Interfaith Power & Light and the New Mexico Conference of Churches invite you to lunch and a discussion of the papal encyclical on the environment. 

Tuesday, July 7, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm 
First Presbyterian Church
215 Locust St., NE (I-25 and Martin Luther King Blvd.)

Everyone is invited and the event is free with donations accepted

RSVP's needed by Friday, July 3 to Sister Joan Brown, (joankansas@swcp.com)

Three distinguished panelists will offer their insights on this rich document.
  • Msgr. Richard Olona, longtime advocate for ecumenism and justice concerns,
  • Larry Rasmussen, noted lecturer and published author of Earth Community, Earth Ethics -
  • Sr. Joan Brown, osf, Executive Director of NM Interfaith Power and Light  (Read her comments on the encyclical)
Monsignor Richard Olona

Larry Rasmussen
Sister Joan Brown

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