Past Events

April 22, 2021
A discussion of hope and lament in the face of ecological degradation; the scale of challenges presented by climate change and the threats it poses to democracy, capitalism, and international order; psychological obstacles to acting more ethically in light of “knowing better”; and advances in engineering with respect to sustainability, with...
April 22, 2021
Mercyhurst University welcomes Daniel P. Horan, OFM, Ph.D., as guest speaker for the 51st annual Sister Maura Smith Earth Day Lecture on Thursday, April 22, at 7 p.m., when he will discuss “Urgent Explorations of Global Climate Change and the Consistent Ethic of Life.” The event is free and open to the public via Zoom. Father Dan is a...
April 21, 2021
Chattel slavery, institutional racism, and government policies alienated enslaved people and their descendants from the land. This continues to result in food insecurity, poor health, and property loss. Today, less than two-percent of working farms are owned by Black Americans.   Activists, gardeners, authors, and farmers are re-discovering...
April 20, 2021
The University of Dayton 2021 Romero Award ceremony and symposium will consist of a series of online events celebrating the perseverance and achievements of environmental and climate justice advocates culminating in the honoring of the award to an inspiring, indigenous, and feminist grassroots leader. This year's symposium will include global,...
April 20, 2021
The COVID health crisis, the climate crisis and the biodiversity crisis are three interconnected crises calling us to change direction towards a regenerative civilization with an integral ecological pattern of life. The 2020 United Nations Global Biodiversity Report notes the importance of biodiversity in addressing climate change, long-term...
April 17, 2021
Congregation of Notre Dame Sr. Kathleen Noone Deignan will lead this offering of contemplative inquiry and dialogue with one of the most remarkable women of all time. Hildegard of Bingen, a master of healing and visionary arts, gave birth to a unique mode of women's monasticism and has left us an inexhaustible legacy of spiritual riches. Join...
April 17, 2021
Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego will celebrate a bilingual Earth Day Mass April 17 at 2 p.m. Pacific Time at St. James/St. Leo Church in Solano Beach, California. For those who attend in person, COVID guidelines will apply. The Mass will also be livestreamed. You can register here to...
April 17, 2021
Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si', calls for a "broad cultural revolution" to confront our environmental crisis. Join the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, in Kansas City, Missouri, and St. Joseph Sr. Barbara Jennings on Saturday, April 17, for their "Linger Over Breakfast" series as they see where are we today, and what we still need to...
April 16, 2021
Faith Climate Action Week is Interfaith Power & Light’s annual program of climate-themed worship services and sermons that spans ten days of activities around Earth Day, with this year’s dates being April 16-25. Join the nationwide community of people of faith preaching, teaching, and acting to heal the climate in 2021!  The theme of this...
April 15, 2021
Catholic leaders are among the panelists who will discuss the environmental and health crises in the Amazon Basin, U.S. policy in the region and the importance of ensuring that the rights of Indigenous peoples and other traditional communities are respected.
April 14, 2021
The University of Dayton 2021 Romero Award ceremony and symposium will consist of a series of online events celebrating the perseverance and achievements of environmental and climate justice advocates culminating in the honoring of the award to an inspiring, indigenous, and feminist grassroots leader. This year's symposium will include global,...
April 14, 2021
To the mark the 51st anniversary of Earth Day and the end of the year-long fifth anniversary celebration of Pope Francis' landmark encyclical on climate change and environmental ethics, Laudato Si', Gonzaga University welcomes Daniel P. Horan, OFM, Ph.D., to campus to offer a lecture entitled, "Beyond Laudato Si': Embracing the Challenge of...
April 13, 2021
Catholic sisters have long been involved in efforts to protect the environment, address climate change and care for creation. Sr. Sheila Kinsey brings a global view from her vantage point in Rome on how sisters around the world are effecting positive change. Sr. Melinda Roper will share the grassroots efforts of her teamwork with local...
April 11, 2021
In the wake of the National Climate Assessment and UN report in 2018 on the projected serious consequences of unchecked climate change, interfaith leaders from the greater Boston area will come together with Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW) to host the third annual interfaith summit on vulnerability and climate change. This now...
April 10, 2021
The Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology will host a webinar on Saturday, April 10, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 2011 film "Journey of the Universe." This webinar will describe the 10-year odyssey of creating "Journey of the Universe" and the 10 years of bringing it out into ever...
April 7, 2021
The University of Dayton 2021 Romero Award ceremony and symposium will consist of a series of online events celebrating the perseverance and achievements of environmental and climate justice advocates culminating in the honoring of the award to an inspiring, indigenous, and feminist grassroots leader. This year's symposium will include global,...
April 7, 2021
Join Interfaith Power & Light in celebrating 20 years of a religious response to global warming. Thanks to the commitment, passion, and generosity of people like you, Interfaith Power & Light is a national movement with 40 state affiliates and a network of 22,000 congregations. On April 7 at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern, we will celebrate...
April 3, 2021
On this day full of lament and hope, we will gather to pray and contemplate the goodness and the groaning of creation, listening for God’s Spirit. What invitation do you hear? How does that stirring of the Holy Spirit connect with your vocation? What practices might help you enter more fully into the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor as...
March 27, 2021
The coronavirus, rampant wildfires, record hurricanes, plunging biodiversity...the concurrent disasters of our warming world place the climate crisis at the forefront of global concern. And the crisis knows no borders-- we are all part of the natural world and share a collective responsibility for healing and protecting our common home. Still,...
March 25, 2021
The Center for Catholic Thought & Culture at San Diego University is sponsoring a series of seven talks marking the fifth anniversary year of Pope Francis' encyclical "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home." The seventh and final session, " Ecological Education and Spirituality," begins at 5:30 p.m. Pacific time on March 25, with a...
March 25, 2021
This is part of the Spring webinar series sponsored by the Center for Religion and Environment at the University of the South (Sewanee), which features a variety of speakers and topics exploring how we live in right relationship with all of creation while responding to the theological, ecological and cultural challenges of our time. The...
March 25, 2021
"Climate Justice on Sacred Ground: The Role of Church Lands in Resilience and Adaptation" will feature inspiring stories of land regeneration, transformation, and adaptation in the face of the storm of the climate crisis, and gain some tools to leverage your own church land for climate resilience. Join us in sowing the seeds that some day, like...
March 18, 2021
The Center for Catholic Thought & Culture at the University of San Diego is sponsoring a series of seven talks marking the fifth anniversary year of Pope Francis' encyclical "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home." The sixth session, "Lines of Approach and Action," begins at 5:30 p.m. Pacific time on March 18.
March 15, 2021
The Loyola University Chicago School of Environmental Sustainability will host a virtual Climate Change Conference on the theme "Accompanying Youth to a Hope-Filled Future" on March 15-18. Participants can engage in discussion on a variety of topics including:  a Keynote Conversation with youth climate activists Vic Barrett and Dejah Powell...
March 12, 2021
The University of Dayton will host "Climate Justice: Faith, Activism & Protecting our Common Home" on March 12 at 3:30 p.m. Four students will explore how the papacy of Pope Francis and the Biden administration offer new momentum to address the urgent moral challenge of climate change, considering climate activism, environmental racism and...

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