Roundtable discussion on Exploring Encyclical Letter: Laudato Si’ held on 26 August 2015

On the morning of 26 August 2015, the CPLO hosted a roundtable discussion entitled Exploring Encyclical Letter: Laudato Si’. The speakers for the event were Bishop Geoff Davies from the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) and Professor Coleen Vogel from the Global Change and Sustainability Research Institute at Wits University and they treated us to stirring and engaging presentations. Bishop Davies clarified thematic issues in the encyclical while Professor Vogel delved into mechanisms we as a society could use to mitigate and adapt to effects of climate change. Some of the main discussion points included how we balance growth and providing basic needs with looking after the Earth as well as ways to change our ill-fitting economic system.

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Above: Professor Coleen Vogel

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html

catholic presentation – Coleen Vogel

Laudato Si dictation 26 Aug – SAFCEI

Invitation – Laudato Si Encyclical Roundtable