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Our Common Home: An Ethical Summons to Tackle Climate Change


Monday, September 28 - Thursday, October 1, 2015


This conference explores the implications of Pope Francis’s newly released encyclical on the environment and climate change, “Laudato Si' (Praised Be): On Care for our Common Home.”

Distinguished presenters over four days will discuss how the moral voice of faith communities can offer distinct contributions to address climate change, as well as the national and international policy implications of the upcoming international climate conference (COP21) to be held in Paris, and theological considerations of the encyclical.  



Please note: registration is not required for evening events, but requested for morning and lunch events in order to properly accommodate our attendees. This event is free and open to the public.



Generously supported by a grant from the Boston College Institute for the Liberal Arts. Co-sponsored by the Jesuit Institute, the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, Boston College Libraries, Catholic Climate Covenant, Catholic Studies Interdisciplinary Minor, CRS Student Ambassadors, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Economics Honors Program, EcoPledge, Environmental Studies Program, International Studies Program, School of Theology and Ministry, Sociology Department, SustainBC, Theology Department, and University Mission and Ministry.