BY ISN STAFF | September 18, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO—The University of San Francisco (USF), together with Global Catholic Climate Movement, co-hosted “Living Laudato Si’ Through Climate Action” on Friday, September 14 at the University of San Francisco.
An official Affiliate Event of the Global Climate Action Summit, the event featured a panel discussion and in-depth workshops on what the Catholic Church has done so far to reduce its environmental impact and support care for creation. The event also discussed how Catholic institutions can continue to make greater changes in their own institutions and push for policy and economic change to limit global warming, helping to protect creation and the poor and vulnerable.
The Global Catholic Climate Movement is a network of over 700 member and partner organizations in 82 countries and thousands of volunteers around the world dedicated to activating the Catholic community around climate change. The network is committed to affecting change through prayer and ecological conversion, personal and institutional change, and advocating in our communities, in the spirit of Laudato Si’.
“Integrating spirituality, activism, and scholarship, this event was a direct response to Pope Francis’ call to dialogue and action for climate justice,” said Erin Brigham, director of the Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought at USF. “We were able to highlight the wisdom and challenge of Laudato Si’ for everyone gathered in solidarity at the Global Climate Action Summit.”