Salve Regina University Hosts Film to examine the Consequences our Actions have on the Environment

Salve Regina University recently screened an award-winning documentary titled “The Age of Consequences.” The film “examines the intersection of fossil fuels, climate change and national security and investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration and conflict through the lens of U.S. national security and global stability.”

This documentary was hosted by the Citizens Climate Lobby Rhode Island in partnership with the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy in order to inform students, faculty, and the local community. The documentary features Pentagon insiders that discuss the effects and consequences of climate change if people do not change the way they live. The film seeks to set an unnerving tone among audience members in order to call for action and cause them to rethink how we use and produce energy.

To read more about the screening by Salve Regina, visit Salve Regina news.

June 20 is World Refugee Day

The world is experiencing the worst refugee crisis since World War II. Around the world there are over 50 million refugees and displaced individuals, 12 million of whom were forced from their homes by the war in Syria. These circumstances demand our attention and action.

In commemoration of World Refugee Day on June 20, Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS), a division of USCCB’s Migration and Refugee Services (MRS), will host two unique events:

  1. Film screening of Refugee Kids, a documentary that tells the story of refugee children participating in a summer program in New York City.  The screening will take place on June 17 at 2:00 p.m. at Catholic University of America Gowan Auditorium.  Brief discussion of the film will follow.
  2. Locally resettled refugees will share their stories over food and drinks at Busboys & Poets Brookland on June 20 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

More details on the events are available here. For those who cannot make the events, we hope you will join us in prayer for the world’s refugees on June 20.