Our Common Home: An Ethical Summons to Tackle Climate Change

September 28–October 1, 2015

This conference explored 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 discussed 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 international climate conference (COP21) held in Paris, and theological considerations of the encyclical. 

Cosponsored by the Jesuit Institute, the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, 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. Generously supported by a grant from the Boston College Institute for Liberal Arts.

Program and Lecture Videos