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If you missed any of the Our Common Home events or want to watch them again, videos from our conference will be posted to this page. Check back as new videos will be added in the coming days. Enjoy!


Opening Lecture

Leading the way: the economic, technological and moral imperative for U.S. climate action
Senator Edward J. Markey




Opening Lecture

Climate Science, the Pope’s Encyclical, and the President’s Climate Action Plan
John Holdren, Assistant to the President of the United States for Science and Technology


For those interested, here are Dr. Holdren's presentation slides.




The Canisius Lecture

Sustainable Humanity, Sustainable Planet
Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson


Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana, a chief advisor to Pope Francis, kicks off a four-day conference examining the Pope’s sweeping climate change encyclical, Laudato Si, and its global impact on faith, environmental policy and social justice. Video courtesy of Boston College Front Row.



Policy/COP21 Panel Discussion

Climate Change and Vulnerable Communities
Maryanne Loughry, AM rsm, Associate Director, Jesuit Refugee Service Australia; Edouard Tétreau, French economist and essayist; member of the Vatican' s Cortile dei Gentili scientific committee; Moderator: Joseph Manning, Associate, Corporate Program, Ceres



Global Climate Change Policy Lecture

Avoiding Extinction: The Role of COP21
Graciela Chichilnisky, Visiting Professor of Economics, Stanford University, Professor of Economics and of Statistics, and Director Columbia Consortium for Risk Management, Columbia University


Graciela Chichilnisky, CEO and co-founder of Global Thermostat, professor of Economics and Mathematical Statistics at Columbia University, and a visiting professor at Stanford University, delivers the keynote address during the second day of “Our Common Home,” a Boston College-sponsored conference exploring the implications of Pope Francis’s newly released encyclical on the environment and climate change. Video courtesy of Boston College Front Row.



Climate Change and the Media Panel Discussion

Laudato Si' and the Media
Andrew Revkin, environment reporter for the New York Times, Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies at Pace University; Grant Gallicho, Associate Editor at Commonweal Magazine; Moderator: Tiziana C. Dearing, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Social Work, Boston College



Implications of the Encyclical Panel Discussion

Laudato Si' and Catholic Social Teaching
Mary Ann Hinsdale, IHM, Associate Professor of Theology, Boston College; Kristin Heyer, Professor of Theology, Boston College; Dan Misleh, Executive Director, Catholic Climate Covenant; Moderator: Kevin Brown, Ph.D. Candidate in Systematic Theology, Boston College



Theology/Ethics Panel

The Theology and Ethics of Sustainability
Willis Jenkins, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of Virginia; Erin Lothes, Assistant Professor of Theology, College of Saint Elizabeth; Moderator: Grant Gallicho, Associate Editor of Commonweal Magazine


Panelists Willis Jenkins, associate professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, and Erin Lothes, assistant professor of Theology at the College of Saint Elizabeth, discuss the ethics and theology of sustainability during the third day of “Our Common Home,” a Boston College-sponsored conference exploring the implications of Pope Francis’s newly released encyclical on the environment and climate change. Grant Gallicho, associate editor of Commonweal Magazine, serves as the event's moderator. Video courtesy of Boston College Front Row.



Keynote Lecture

Toward Just Sustainabilities
Julian Agyeman, Professor, Tufts University