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Ecumennical and Interfaith Convocation
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When: 10/3/2015
9:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Where: Catholic Theological Union Academic and Conference Center
5416 South Cornell Avenue
Chicago, Illinois  60615
United States

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An Ecumenical and Interfaith Convocation

Celebrating Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si — On Care for Our Common Home 

Co-sponsored by Catholic Theological Union, The ACTS Common Council, The Archdiocese of Chicago Office for Peace & Justice, and the Archdiocese of Chicago Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs

Join us for this opportunity to engage with the faculties of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS), their presidents and deans, denominational leaders, and constituents — students, parish and congregational leaders, and lay people. The ACTS convocation will focus on the urgency of environmental issues, particularly climate change. In light of Pope Francis’ recent encyclical on the environment, we will come together to pray and worship in celebration of God’s gift of creation; share moral wisdom and theological knowledge on environmental justice; share practical skills, strategies, and processes necessary for environmental justice ministries; and network with one another for mutual encouragement and enrichment.


Plenary Speakers:

Sr. Dawn M. Nothwehr, OSF

The Erica and Harry John Family Endowed Chair in Catholic Theological Ethics, Catholic Theological Union

Dan Misleh

Director, Catholic Climate Covenant

Presenters include:

Rev. John Pawlikowski, OSM, Catholic Theological Union

Rabbi Michael Zedek, Temple Emmanuel

Sr. Mary Frohlich, RSCJ, Catholic Theological Union

Rev. Brian Sauder, Faith in Place

Mark Potosnak, Catholic Climate Covenant; DePaul University

Jennifer Shankie, Archdiocese of Chicago Real Estate Office & Chicago Sustainability Interfaith Partnership (CSIP)


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