Hundreds of people of faith from across the country are joining the fight for climate and environmental justice. August 17th’s “Care for Creation Laudato Si” workshop is an opportunity for grassroots faith leaders to connect their own experiences to the broader fight for the future of our ‘common home’. Laudato Si is Pope Francis’ encyclical on the “Care for our Common Home”. It is a comprehensive statement on caring for creation and caring for marginalized communities. As marginalized communities are most affected by the degradation of our environment, community leaders will ground themselves in their faith traditions to be good custodians of the Earth and respond to the ‘cry of the earth and the cry of the poor."
The workshop will be offered in English, Spanish and Haitian Kreyol
- Archbishop Thomas Wenski, Archdiocese of Miami
- Sr. Ilia Delio, OSF, PhD
- Ralph McCloud, Catholic Campaign for Human Development
- Fr. Alfred Cioffi, St. Thomas University, Miami, FL
- Msgr. James Boddie, Christ the King Catholic, Jacksonville, FL
- Msgr. Timothy Keeney, Church of the Incarnation, Richmond, VA
- Deacon Paul Koppie, St. Michael the Archangel Catholic, Clearwater, FL
- Dr. Lee Ann Clements, Diocese of St. Augustine, FL
- Charlene Brown, St. Dominic Catholic, Columbus, OH
The workshop is sponsored by the Direct Action Research Training Center of Miami Shores, Florida, with the Archdiocese of Miami, Florida; the Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine, Florida; the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, Virginia; the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida; the Catholic Diocese of Columbus, Ohio; Allegany Franciscan Ministries; and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.