To kick off our ‘Beyond the Green Envelope’ series of talks, we welcome Rob Elsworth, policy analyst on climate change for CAFOD, to talk about the impact that the Pope’s encyclical is having on the climate change debate.
Tuesday 26 April at St David’s Cathedral, Cardiff.
These talks, aimed and helping supporters understand the wider context of our work, will be a chance to learn more about some of the challenges that Pope Francis is presenting to all Catholics, and how we can respond to them as parish communities.
The Encyclical Laudato Si’ explores some big issues, around what we are doing to the planet – our common home. But more importantly to ask the bigger questions around how can we develop in the future, what is authentic development and how can we, as a human family, move together towards a more equitable and sustainable way of living?
“The Pope’s Encyclical is less an encyclical on ecology, rather it is more an encyclical on cosmology which invites us into the much bigger questions of ‘Where do we belong?’ and ‘What is our role with creation?’. And, it leaves us with the even bigger question ‘How do we move forward as a human race, that still cares for the poor and our common home?” – Kieran O’Brien
Rob Elsworth, who has been leading the policy work on climate change for CAFOD, will explore what impact the encyclical is having on the global stage, including the COP talks in Paris last year.
This will be an informative talk that will help supporters understand our work around climate change and sustainable development.
Please do come along to support these exciting and powerful talks. Click here to download poster.
Metropolitan Cathedral Church of St David
Charles St, Cardiff CF10 2SF
7:00pm – Tuesday 26 April
Light refreshments provided