ENVIRONMENT SERIES: Laudato Si: Our Response, Our Responsibility
June 29 @ 2:00 am - 5:00 pm| €20
We are fortunate to have Fr Sean McDonagh lead a workshop at Luisne. Care for our environment and concern about climate change has become an issue for our governments and our society in recent times. Fr Sean has been writing and lecturing on the topic for over 30 years!! Churches are starting to become involved following the publication of Pope Francis’ document, Laudato Si. This workshop will cover the concerns Pope Francis has expressed in the document and how we can respond to them. This workshop is part of a series at Luisne on the environment. Each workshop can be attended separately or as part of the series. The greatest benefit will be gained by attending all four but this may not be possible. There will be a special rate for attendance at all four sessions.
Booking call 0860517575, email@example.com
Sean McDonagh, a renowned ecological theologian, is a Columban priest who worked in the Philippines for many years. In response to the destruction of local forest in T’boli country, McDonagh began his ecological activism, which culminated in the pioneering book, To Care for the Earth (1985), though it took three years to find a publisher because the connection between ecology and theology was not well known. This new ‘cosmology’ developed from the insights of Teilhard deChardin and Thomas Berry ought to become the guiding myth for modern humankind, especially in the way we relate to the earth and other creatures. Other books Fr Sean has written include The Greening of the Church, which revealed that, while Catholic teaching was strong on social issues, it needed to promulgate a supplementary message about the destruction of God’s creation, Passion for the Earth (1995), Greening the Christian Millennium (1999), Why are we Deaf to the Cry of the Earth (2001), Dying for Water (2003). Patenting Life? Stop!,The Death of Life: The Horror of Extinction (2004) and Climate Change : The Challenge to Us All (2006). Fr. Sean McDonagh was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy by the Higher Education and CURRICULUM VITAE 2016 Training Awards Council of Ireland (HETAC) on the basis of his published works. As well as being a prolific writer Fr Sean is popular lecturer and workshop presenter. His passion for the environment has predated the work of many who are now involved in this field.