Holy Names University to Host a Talk on ‘Ecological Conversion’

As Catholic Higher Education continues to fervently answer Pope Francis’ call to care for creation, the Sophia Center in Culture and Spirituality at Holy Names University in California will host a speaking event entitled Ecological Conversion on October 9.

The talk will feature Dr. Robert Ludwig, director of the Sophia Center, and Sharon Smith, campaign manager of the Tropical Forest and Climate Initiative Union of Concerned Scientists and author of The Young Activist’s Guide to Building a Green Movement and Changing the World. Ludwig and Smith plan to deliver thought provoking presentations and to encourage a lively discussion on care for creation, Laudato Si’, and the recent Papal Visit to the United States.

September 1 Named World Day of Prayer for the Environment

The Vatican announced that a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation will now be celebrated annually on September 1, in congruence with the Orthodox Church’s day for the protection of the environment. This is another action taken by the Pope to bring ecological issues to the center of the global stage in the wake of his recent encyclical.

Join in the day of prayer to prepare for Pope Francis’ visit to the United States, and check out all of the other ways the ACCU and its members are preparing for the papal visit.