From September 1 to October 4, Christians around the world unite to pray and care for creation. It’s the “Season of Creation,” and it’s happening from Paris to Pittsburgh, Pretoria to La Paz.
You are called to lead your community. The theme for this year’s celebration is “walking together,” and there are endless ways for your community to show it is on a journey toward better care of our common home.
Register your Season of Creation celebration now and join the global movement to protect creation.
The Interdisciplinary Nucleus of the Environment supports the 16th Brazilian Congress of the Superior Magisterium of Environmental Law. The event has “the purpose of implementing the compulsory education of Environmental Law in the undergraduate courses of all the law faculties of the country, as well as watch over its quality.”
The purpose of the Congress is to bring together professors, academics, researchers, professionals, public authorities, private business managers and undergraduate and graduate students from all over the country to present papers, discuss and debate topics of interest in the area, and recommend proposals and ideas for solving environmental problems.
8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Friday, June 15, 2018
Cintas Center – Xavier University, 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH
Pope Francis sent a message to a June 5-8 international symposium entitled, “Toward a Greener Attica: Preserving the Planet and Protecting its People,” in Athens, Greece, sponsored by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. The waters of the Mediterranean Sea have “become a tomb for men, women and children” is how Pope Francis lamented the fate of migrants and refugees in a message to an international ecological symposium that kicked off on Tuesday in the Greek capital, Athens.
In 2018, the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit will continue to explore new and promising areas of environmental sustainability, while also taking a deeper look at the issue of resilience. We will explore how other regions across the nation are adapting to climate change and other environmental challenges and those in the process of creating resilient cities. To underscore this point, the keynote speaker this year is Katharine Hayhoe. Hayhoe is a prominent climate scientist experienced in untangling the complex science and tackling many long-held misconceptions about global warming. Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, Hayhoe’s current focus is on modeling regional to local impacts of climate change, and how we can fix this together using many of the solutions already in our backyards.
Loyola University Chicago hosted its fifth annual climate change conference in March, bringing together students, professors, experts from Jesuit universities and partners from across the United States, Canada and the world. “Climate Change and Human Health: 21st Century Challenges” examined how we must continue to work together to address the global challenge of climate change.