Karenna Gore, executive director of the Center for Earth Ethics, and Franciscan Sr. Ilia Delio, of Villanova University, will deliver the opening and closing addresses, respectively, at “Uniting the World to Tackle Climate Change: Perspectives from Religion and Politics,” an international conference hosted by the Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics at Scotland’s University of St. Andrews.
Gore will speak at 7:15 a.m. Eastern Time Oct. 29 and Delio 11:15 a.m. Eastern Time Oct. 31.
The three-day virtual conference will address the theme of the United Nations Climate Conference, or COP26, which begins on November 1, in relation to religion and politics. Scholars from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas are scheduled to participate. The COP26 CSRP Scholars Conference is being hosted in conjunction with Scholars at the Peripheries (a group of scholars from the Global South) and Laudato Si’ International (a group that has been working to understand and deliver the message of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ on the care of the planet as the common home).