Cathedral event focuses on climate change

“The environment is God’s gift to everyone, and in our use of it we have a responsibility towards the poor, towards future generations and towards humanity as a whole.” Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, Caritas in Veritate

Do you have questions about climate change and the proper Catholic response to this ethical issue? Do you want to reflect on practical ways that you as an individual and a parish community can live in ways that better care for our common home?

Come to the “Be Inspired” event at Brentwood Cathedral parish hall on Thursday 10th October at 7.30 pm. The event is being organised by a group within the parish called the Green Guardians, and aims to stimulate the conversation about our Christian duty to address environmental issues and live more sustainably.  Maidi Brown, one of the organisers, says: “The purpose of the ‘Be Inspired’ evening is to act as a launch event by acknowledging that we do not have any ready-made answers to offer but need to come together as a community to explore the issues and gain a better understanding of the different ways of responding to the enormous challenges ahead.”

Fr Martin Boland, Dean of the Cathedral, says: “This is an opportunity to think more deeply about these issues. Four expert speakers will reflect on one of the most important ethical issues of our age. All are welcome.”

The panel includes:

Paul Jeater, Co-ordinator of the Eastern Region Green Party

The perspective from an environmental campaigner.

Edward de Quay, Environmental Adviser for the Bishop’s Conference

The Church’s response to the challenges of the climate emergency.

Libby Abbot, Campaigns Officer at CAFOD

Taking a lead in Care for Our Common Home and working with young people through the Climate Champion scheme.

Cllr Chris Hossack, Leader of Brentwood Borough Council

How are local services tackling the global crisis?

 

You can help shape the follow-up discussion by asking your questions in advance by emailing greenbrentwoodcathedral@gmail.com

For more information go to http://www.cathedral-brentwood.org/blog-2/lia-inspired/