Discussion: A Catholic Response to Climate Crisis

Apr 16, 2024 | Environment, Faith in Action, Social Justice & Peace, Universal Apostolic Preferences

We hope you can join us this Sunday, April 21st at 3:00 PM in the Parish Hall for a Catholic Response to the Climate Crisis discussion. As climate change and its harmful effects accelerate, so too does the urgency for effective climate action.

Pope Francis has made climate action a centerpiece for his papacy with the groundbreaking release his encyclical Laudato Si’ and, this past year, his apostolic exhortation Laudate Deum. As faithful Catholics, we are all called to learn how to be better stewards of Creation and advocate for our Common Home.

Learn about the Catholic Church’s teaching on environmental stewardship and see how various climate policy solutions impact sustainability, justice, trade, energy, and income disparity. Join this interactive climate policy workshop using MIT’s EN-ROADS Climate Policy Simulator to explore our current climate trajectory, how recent legislation has improved our long-term outlook, and how Maine — the only state in the world’s largest economy with both senators on the bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus — is uniquely positioned to lead the nation and world in advocating a stabilized climate and a sustainable future.

Our presenter, Peter Dugas, is the Maine State Coordinator for Citizens Climate Education / Citizens Climate Lobby, a nonpartisan grassroots organization focused on effective and equitable climate solutions. He serves as the liaison to the office of Senator Angus King (ME-I), is an EN-ROADS Climate Ambassador and a long-time advocate for finding climate change solutions. He earned a degree in Physics and Engineering from Brown University, is a parishioner at Sacred Heart St Dominic’s Parish and lives and works in Portland, Maine.

Our Lady of Hope Parish Hall is located at 492 Ocean Ave., Portland, just across from Payson Park. Plenty of parking. All are welcome.

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