Laudato Si Week 2020

Posted on: 15/05/2020

If you’re looking for one final reason to join Laudato Si’ Week, this is it.

Christiana Figueres, an architect of the Paris climate agreement, will join Fr. Augusto Zampini-Davies, adjunct secretary of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Integral Human Development, for an exclusive conversation on “Laudato Si’ at 5: As Prophetic and Relevant as Ever.”

This and a full week of workshops is below–all offered completely free of charge as part of Laudato Si’ Week. Space is limited, so please register now to attend.

16-17 MAY | Laudato Si’ Week Retreat with Tomás Insua

Laudato Si’ Week begins with a two-day retreat to deepen our spirits. Grow in gratitude and connect with people around the world through prayer, reflections on the encyclical, and time with creation. Hear both the cry and the song of creation, and find hope for the future. Group conversations and interactive exercises enrich the experience. Register here for this two-day event (English only)

Our featured speaker is Tomás Insua. Tomás co-founded GCCM after being awakened to the close connections between the climate crisis and social justice during a life-altering trip to the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). Tomás also served in the UN Climate Secretariat for COP21, worked as a marketeer for Google, and was a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard's Kennedy School.

This conversation takes place on Saturday and Sunday, 16 and 17 May. Register here for this two-day event (English only)

18 MAY | Laudato Si’ at 5 with Christiana Figueres and Fr. Augusto Zampini-Davies

Explore Pope Francis’ groundbreaking encyclical on our common home and its deep roots in our faith. Learn how Laudato Si’ reflects millennia of Christian thought in a new way for today’s ecological crisis from a top Laudato Si’ expert at the Vatican. An interactive format will help us share how the encyclical has touched us as individuals.

Our featured speakers are Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Figueres was an architect of the Paris climate agreement and has continued her leadership of the global climate movement.

Fr. Augusto Zampini-Davies, adjunct secretary of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Integral Human Development, helps lead the Vatican’s work on Laudato Si’. He is the former theological adviser to CAFOD and an Honorary Fellow at Durham University, Roehampton University, and Stellenbosh University.

This conversation takes place on Monday, 18 May. It’s at 8:00 New York / 14:00 Rome / 20:00 Manila. Register here to join us for this or any other weekday workshop.

19 MAY | Eco-spirituality with Mary Evelyn Tucker

Reflect on the spiritual depths that we stand on as we work to protect our common home. Through prayer, scholarship, and living examples, we’ll dive into the theology and spiritual practices that strengthen us. The gifts of the spirit are truly needed to conquer the challenges we face, and our faith is a transformative force for good.

Our featured speaker is Mary Evelyn Tucker, who co-founded and leads the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, which “informs and inspires people to preserve, protect, and restore the Earth community.” She is also a senior lecturer and research scholar in the university’s joint Masters of Arts program in religion and ecology.

This conversation takes place on Tuesday, 19 May. It’s at 9:00 New York / 15:00 Rome / 21:00 Manila. Register here to join us for this or any other weekday workshop.

20 MAY | Sustainability with Yeb Saño

Learn how Catholic people and institutions can make a big difference in the global race to protect our common home. Catholics–who make up nearly one-seventh of the world’s population–are showing extraordinary leadership while making a real contribution reducing our impact on the Earth. This is a practical, action-oriented conversation.


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