Laudate Si, an encyclical on climate change, his intention was not just to present the position of the Vatican on this important issue. The pontiff included a lot of food for thought in this document to encourage the broader faith community--not just Roman Catholics--to examine and discuss the consequences of human activity and its impact on the environment.
A group of faith communities in Albuquerque have accepted that challenge and put together a discussion on environmental stewardship, the economy and climate change. Participants will gain access to resources and creative ideas to use and share within their communities.
The event, entitled "Protecting Our Common Home," will be held on Saturday, August 29, from 9:00 a.m. until Noon, at Santa Maria de la Vid Norbertine Abbey, 5825 Coors Blvd. SW. (map). The sponsors are New Mexico Interfaith Power & Light, the New Mexico Conference of Churches, the Ecumenical Institute for Ministry, the Norbertine Community, Catholic Charities, and the Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe. The event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to Sister Joan Brown, (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Aug. 27. This flier tells you more.