“Everything Is Connected” now rings more true than ever as we see the connections between the pandemic and climate change, and between racism and environmental justice. Laudato Si’ addresses all of these issues.
You are invited to join our webinar “Everything Is Connected”, which celebrates the 5th Anniversary of Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home, Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment and climate change. The webinar will look at the impact of Laudato Si in these five years, and will also challenge us to look at the urgency of working together to care for our common home. We join together to celebrate and accelerate!
Hosted by Br. Kevin Cawley, CFC, PhD. head of the Thomas Berry Forum on Ecological Dialogue at Iona College, and editor of Carbon Rangers, the webinar will feature two champions who have embraced Laudato Si’ in their work:
* Dr. Nancy Tuchman, a biologist and the Founder & Dean of the Institute of Sustainability at Loyola, Chicago, a lead author of Healing Earth, an online environmental highschool textbook updated regularly by its 90 contributors. She is an active participant in EcoJesuit.
* Dr. Erin Lothes, a theologian and professor of theology at the College of Saint Elizabeth, N.J. whose focus is the ethics of energy. Dr. Lothes is an Earth Institute Fellow at Columbia University.
Additionally, this webinar will briefly highlight work on the ground that is being done in the Metro New York area with
* Bernie Yozwiak, head of the Care of Creation team at the parish of Holy Name of Mary in Croton-on-Hudson, NY who will talk about their “Sustainable Sundays”, their work with other congregations and with the town.
* Brigid McCabe, a high school student at Notre Dame High School in Manhattan, who with three other students from her school, attended an Arrupe Leaders Summit training program, and came back energized to work on the issue of climate change and immigration with the whole student body.
* Nancy Lorence, an educator who coordinates and helped to found the Metro NY Catholic Climate Movement (MNY CCM) which now has representatives from 12 parishes on its steering committee. Formed after the 2014 People’s Climate March in New York City, MNY CCM became an affiliate chapter of the Global Catholic Climate Movement in 2015.
This webinar is sponsored by the St. Francis Xavier Environment Ministry, and Metro NY Catholic Climate Movement.
It is endorsed by Catholic Charities Dept. of Social and Community Development of the NY Archdiocese, and the Newark Archdiocesan Environmental Justice Task Force.
Abbie Amico lives in the Boston area and works as a guidance and social/emotional counselor at Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Prior to accepting this position she attended Saint Louis University, where she studied theology, and Boston College, where she received her master’s degree in theology and social work.