Thursday, Mar 24, 7:00pm
New York, NY
Our Common Home:
Celebrating Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Climate Change and Social Justice
Our Common Home was conceived as a response to the remarkable document issued by Pope Francis in 2015. This inspired work challenges the communities of science, ethics, justice, economics and religion to all imagine an integral ecology based upon compassion and environmental knowledge. His first encyclical letter has energized many in the environmental communities in ways that could have lasting impacts. Our Common Home brings together a range of voices that will explore and reflect on the significance of these writings.
This celebratory evening is anchored by three seminal voices: Mary Evelyn Tucker, Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar at Yale's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Divinity school, Elaine Pagels, Professor of Religion at Princeton University, and Arthur Lerner-Lam, Professor and Deputy Director of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. The voices of distinguished poets, artists, musicians and writers, including Jorie Graham, Andrew Sullivan, Scott Chaskey, Timothy Donnelly and Joy Harjo, highlight and sustain the program.
The Pope' Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality, Laudato Si, galvanized a new level of awareness on the moral necessity of addressing the climate crisis. In recognition of this global leadership, we invite you to join musicians, artists, poets and scientists to share perspectives on a multifaceted and holistic path forward in protecting our planet. This gathering at The Cooper Union will be an important moment in recognizing the role of values, ethics, science and spirit in addressing the complex tasks facing OUR COMMON HOME.
Read an interview with Alice Quinn, Executive Director of the Poetry Society of America, about the event.
Co-sponsored by: Urban Green, NRDC, ICP, Continuing Education and Public Programs of The Cooper Union, The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design.
Admission is free. You can register to attend here.
The Great Hall
7 East 7th Street