Climate Change: Impacts & Faith Based Response
Friday, March 10th, 2023 12:00pm to 1:30pm
: OnlineRegistration required
“Climate Change: Impacts & Faith Based Response”
Friday, March 10, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
The event is free and online; Register below!
A link to virtually attend using the GoToMeeting platform will be sent to those registered the day before the event. Registration closes at 5pm on March 9.
This session addresses several aspects of Climate Change.
Speaker, Science Response:
Thanks to the efforts of many scientists, we understand the mechanisms by which climate change is already causing dangerous disruption to nature and affecting the lives of billions of people around the world. Science has also given us insight into how we can address the planetary crisis. The first speaker is Dr. Lawrence Tanner, Professor, Environmental Science Systems at Le Moyne College in Syracuse. He also serves as Director of the Center for the Study of Environmental Change at LeMoyne which serves as a node for the coordination of educational, research and outreach activities related to the environmental effects of Earth’s changing climate. By supporting the study and understanding of these effects in the local and global environment, the Center promotes a more just and sustainable society.
Speaker, Faith Based:
Approximately 80% of the people on Earth belong to a faith. Pope Francis has written a document called Laudato Si’ where he calls on “all people of good will” to care for our common home. He also highlights the importance of open, respectful dialogue with scientists and people of other faiths in addressing the ecological crisis. With this in mind, our second speaker is Theresa May, Associate Director, Catechesis, Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse where she has served since 2000. She is also a key member of the Diocesan Caring for Our Common Home Task Force as well as at St. Augustine’s parish in Baldwinsville. She feels genuinely blessed to be a part of God’s creation and future generations as the mother of 3, grandmother of 4 with 2 great granddaughters.
Film Viewing Opportunities: During the month of April (Earth Month), GreeningUSA and the Diocese of Syracuse are co-sponsoring two opportunities for a public viewing of a film called “The Letter.” Based on the Laudato Si’ document, it demonstrates how common ground can be found in people of different faiths and backgrounds by addressing shared values and delivering hope. The approximately 90 minute film showing will be followed by time for dialog, discussion, and calls to action. This Green Bag Lunch is a great introduction to attend either of these sessions.
As usual, there will be a generous amount of time for questions, comments and interaction with participants.
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