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Our Common Home: the Pope’s Encyclical, Climate Science, and Our Clean Energy Future

February 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


The world needs an ecological conversion.

That’s the core message of Pope Francis’ powerful encyclical letter Laudato Sí (Praised Be). The human species has managed to run up a sizeable ecological deficit on all our earthly accounts—soil, water, and climate. From the way we feed ourselves, power our buildings, and transport our bodies, the evidence is clear: we need to transition away from fossil fuels and start building a clean energy economy.

We need to work across disciplines — scientists, faith leaders, and business leaders — to create a holistic way of approaching climate change. Pope Francis’s words speak to a growing hunger for religious leaders to model ecological leadership, and signals a generative role that the church can play in the larger society. There is also a growing public desire for the business community to support clean energy, which benefits both people and planet.

Join us as we convene a lively panel discussion on this topic featuring a theologian, a climate scientist, and a local Charlotte business leader who is one of the country’s leading clean energy proponents. We invite your participation as we rethink how to achieve a flourishing economy while preserving this earth, our common home.


February 16, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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WFU Charlotte Center
200 N. College Street, Suite 150
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States