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Interreligious Responses to Laudato Si: How Laudato Si Moves Interreligious Dialogue Forward
Berkley Center, Georgetown University

October 29-30, 2020
This event convened voices from Pope Francis’ staff in Rome and from diverse religious traditions and various agencies to encourage discernment, cooperation, and policy development for an integral ecology. The program consisted of three online sessions over two days. On October 29 Cardinal Miguel Ayuso, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, will deliver the keynote address in the first session after words of welcome from Dr. John J. DeGioia, president of Georgetown University. Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, co-founders and co-directors of the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, offered reflections after Cardinal Ayuso’s address. In a subsequent session, Muslim, Buddhist, and Hindu representatives reflected on how Laudato Si resonates in their religious traditions. On October 30, representatives of various agencies and organizations structured to connect religious communities on environmental issues explored how multireligious cooperation enhances care of the earth and the vulnerable.


“A Call to Action–Protecting Our Common Home” (Webinar)”
Woods Hole Research Center

June 5, 2020

Presented by Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC)’s Dave McGlinchey, Rev. Mariama White-Hammond (founding pastor of New Roots AME Church, Boston), and Michael Sean Winters of National Catholic Reporter. Introductory remarks by Heather Goldstone, WHRC’s Chief Communications Officer. Pope Francis is marking the 5-year anniversary of Laudato si’, the Catholic Church’s call for “swift and unified global action” to solve the climate crisis. Join us to hear how faith communities are addressing the ecological and moral emergency of climate change. The panelists will also discuss the Faith Science Alliance, in which scientists and faith leaders have found common cause in the climate crisis.


Laudato Si’ Week Webinar
“Ecospirituality: Deepening Our Communion With Creation” with Mary Evelyn Tucker
Global Catholic Climate Movement
May 19, 2020


School Sisters of Notre Dame
SSND Laudato Si’ 5th Anniversary Webinar
“For the Dignity of Life and the Care of All Creation”
Mary Evelyn Tucker May 7, 2020


“Saving Our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth”:
Conference on the 3rd Anniversary of Laudato Si’
July 5-6, 2018
Vatican City
This brief video gived an overview of the objectives and activities of the two-day International Conference “Saving our common home and the future of life on Earth,” which took place in Vatican City, July 5-6, 2018, hosted by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

“Reflection and Action on Laudato SI’ - Mary Evelyn Tucker
National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IL
April 21, 2018


“Laudato Si Online Conference”
June 13-17, 2016
Webinar #2: “Why is This Happening to Our Common Home”
Panelists: Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker, Fr. Sean McDonagh, Dr. Vincent Miller, and Fr. Michael Perry; Moderator: Fr James Martin

This panel explores the encyclical’s analysis of the causes of the current ecological crisis, the responsibility of humankind, and the invitation to embrace an integral ecology; all the while keeping dialogue with philosophy and human sciences.
Watch recordings of the entire conference here


The Challenge of Interreligious Dialogue in the Age of Laudato Si
Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker, Dr. Christopher Ives, Dr. Caner Dagli
Boston College Church in the 21st Century Center
April 7, 2016
There is great potential for deepening interreligious dialogue focusing on our shared ecological challenges. The growing ecological crisis clearly requires the response of science and technology, economics and policy. But we will also need the participation of the world’s religious communities as we recognize the moral and spiritual implications of the diminishment of the life support systems of the planet. This talk highlights some of the remarkable work being done within religious communities around the world to bring restoration to people and land. While acknowledging the limitations of religions it also notes the promise for ethical and spiritual transformation regarding ecological attitudes and practices. Interreligious dialogue has a new and vital role to play in healing the Earth.

 

Symposium on Religion and Climate Change: Panel 1

Georgetown University, Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs
November 9, 2015

Following Pope Francis’s historic visit to the United States and just a month before the momentous COP21 climate negotiations in Paris, the Berkley Center, in collaboration with the State Department, assembled a group of faith leaders, representatives of faith-based NGOs, scholars, and government policymakers to address the complex intersection of faith, science, and policy that surrounds the challenge of global climate change. Two panels addressed the moral and theological underpinnings of the climate action movement, and the connections between climate, justice, and poverty.


Mary Evelyn Tucker: “An Integrating Vision: Ecology, Economics, Equity”
Part of a series of talks on Laudato Si entitled “The Cry of the Earth: How Pope Francis Calls Us to the Science Faith, and Action of Saving Our Common Home”
St. Vincent de Paul Church, Baltimore, MD, USA
October 28, 2015

In Part 3 of “The Cry of the Earth: How Pope Francis Calls Us to the Science Faith, and Action of Saving Our Common Home”, St. Vincent (co-sponsored by St. Ignatius Catholic Community) presents Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale. In her talk she discusses how Pope Francis highlights the conjunction of ecology, economy, and equity in what he calls an integral ecology. From this perspective, working within the limits of nature can lead to thriving human societies. In contrast, he laments, exploiting the Earth without limits has led to destruction of ecosystems and increased human inequities. This talk will explore how religious, educational and scientific communities can draw on the encyclical for assisting the flourishing of life.


John Haught: “The Cry of the Earth: Science, Theology, and Laudato Si”
Part of a series of talks on Laudato Si entitled “The Cry of the Earth: How Pope Francis Calls Us to the Science Faith, and Action of Saving Our Common Home”
St. Vincent de Paul Church, Baltimore, MD, USA
October 14, 2015

In Part 2 of “The Cry of the Earth: How Pope Francis Calls Us to the Science Faith, and Action of Saving Our Common Home”, St. Vincent (co-sponsored by St. Ignatius Catholic Community) presents Dr. John Haught of Georgetown University. Dr. Haught examines, through the lens of Pope Francis’s Laudato Si, the broken connection between humans and nature that has been sanctioned by the academically endorsed suspicion that the universe has no point, no meaning, no purpose. With the help of the works of scientifically informed religious thinkers, such as Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and Alfred North Whitehead this presentation explores Pope Francis’s courageous affirmation, in Laudato Si’, that the universe does indeed have a purpose, namely, that of bringing about the self-justifying value of beauty.


“Pope Francis’ Encyclical: Climate Change Evokes Moral Change”
Panel at Yale University
October 1, 2015

This panel discussion, with experts from across several disciplines, will discuss how Pope Francis’ encyclical will re-frame the issue of climate change for Catholics and non-Catholics. John Grim, Phd will Moderate. Panelist include: Mary Evelyn Tucker, Ph.D., Teresa Berger, Ph.D., Joanna DaFoe, GRD ‘17. Respondents are Joshua Ratner, Associate Rabbi, Slifka Center and Omer Bajwa, Coordinator of Muslim Life, Yale Chaplain’s Office.


Stephen Scharper: “A Compassionate Science: Pope Francis, Climate Change and the Fate of Creation”
Part of a series of talks on Laudato Si entitled “The Cry of the Earth: How Pope Francis Calls Us to the Science Faith, and Action of Saving Our Common Home”
St. Vincent de Paul Church, Baltimore, MD, USA
September 30, 2015

In Part 1 of “The Cry of the Earth: How Pope Francis Calls Us to the Science Faith, and Action of Saving Our Common Home”, St. Vincent (co-sponsored by St. Ignatius Catholic Community) presents presents Dr. Stephen Scharper: Climate change science has emerged in the last three decades as one of the most vexed and contentious areas of contemporary research. From the muzzling of environmental scientists in Canada to the censorship of leading climate change researchers in the United States, politics has tinctured, tethered, and at times eclipsed scientific data on one of the most important issues of our times. In his pioneering encyclical “Laudato Si,” Pope Francis takes on the climate change issue, directly utilizing contemporary scientific research on climate change and its effects, such as global warming, rising sea levels, the acidification of oceans, and species lost. This talk explores a series of questions: What role can a Catholic voice play in the science climate change debate? Does Pope Francis have unique credentials for addressing climate change science? Does climate change science challenge people of faith to a deeper understanding of their relationship to and responsibilities for creation?


“Pope, Paris and the SDGs: What’s driving business to act on climate change now?”
Panel at Yale University
September 23, 2015

What has shifted in relation to business sustainability leadership and what is compelling companies to act now? In this interactive dialogue facilitated by Brad Gentry, panelists will discuss these questions among others, bringing to light new opportunities for business to mitigate climate change and contribute to the global sustainable development priorities. Featuring: Peter Bakker (President & CEO, WBCSD); Frances Beinecke (Former President, NRDC; Scholar, Yale); Pavan Sukhdev (Founder & CEO, GIST Advisory; Author); Mary Evelyn Tucker (Scholar of Religion and the Environment, Yale); Moderated by Brad Gentry (Associate Dean for Professional Practice, Yale; Director, Yale Center for Business and the Environment).


“Dear World”
NextGen Climate
September 18, 2015

Pope Francis has called on people of all faiths to come together to take action on climate change and protect “our common home.” Will you join him?


 

“Integral Ecology: Concern for Environmental and Economic Justice”
Presentation by Mary Evelyn Tucker, with respondent Fr. John Coleman, SJ
University of San Francisco
September 3, 2015

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“Pope Francis and the Environment: Why His Climate Encyclical Matters”

Panel at Yale University
April 8, 2015

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In the summer of 2015, Pope Francis is expected to issue a Papal Encyclical on the environment, in which he is expected to declare climate action a moral imperative for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. This panel of experts from across several disciplines at Yale discusses the potential implications of this event–and how it might transform the global climate debate for Catholics and non-Catholics alike.


“Pope Francis and the Environment: Why His Climate Encyclical Matters”

Podcast by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim
Yale University
March 2015

 

 


Photo: Mary Evelyn Tucker presenting on Laudato Si’ at the Festival of Faiths, 2019.