Catholic Social Teaching and Climate Change

Pope Francis' encyclical, Laudato Si, Care for our Common Home, is an inspirational document, a practical document and an advocacy document, but first and foremost, it is an ethical document. This webinar will explain how the encyclical is grounded in social justice and how Pope Francis uses it to call for changes in attitudes, culture and behavior in order to act on behalf of the poor, the earth, our children and the future.

Speaker Tony Annett, a climate change and sustainable development advisor at Columbia University's Center for Sustainable Development and Religions for Peace, will explain how the encyclical suggests that our responsibilities extend across time as well as space, and that they include the entirety of creation. "Laudato Si' thus develops a broader notion of solidarity — solidarity not only within generations, but also, between generations and solidarity not only with our fellow human beings, but with the whole earth and all its creatures," he explained in an article published in Commonweal on Aug. 14, 2015.

Presenter: Tony Annett, Ph.D., Climate Change and Sustainable Development Advisor, Earth Institute, Columbia University

Run Time: 60 minutes