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Launch of ‘Our common home: A guide to caring for our living planet’

Join us on 14 February for our virtual launch of a unique publication that connects the science of climate change, biodiversity and sustainable resource use with the messages of Pope Francis’s 2015 Encyclical on the environment, Laudato si’ – developed in partnership through a unique collaboration with the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

14 February 2023 at 15:00 CET

ending at 16:00 CET

Event contact

Molly Burd / molly.burd@sei.org

Two Humpback whales are swimming together among icebergs in the arctic ocean, in Ilulissat, Greenland. On the iceberg there is a pool formation due to the ice melting. The picture has been taken with a drone

Aerial view of whales swimming among icebergs. Photo: Monica Bertolazzi / Getty Images

Why do we work to protect the environment? For some, it’s about survival. For others, it’s about economics. But at our core, most of us are driven by our values: We believe that caring for our planet, for future generations and all living things, is the right thing to do.

For more than 1 billion Catholics around the world, Pope Francis’s 2015 Encyclical, Laudato si’, embodies that mindset, seamlessly linking their faith and sense of justice with environmental stewardship. A global movement has emerged to put those teachings into practice.

Graphic: Mia Shu / SEI. Photo: High angle view of people on a walkway amid the canopy of a forest. Brett Worth / EyeEm via Getty Images

Graphic: Mia Shu / SEI. Photo: High angle view of people on a walkway amid the canopy of a forest. Brett Worth / EyeEm via Getty Images

In a first-of-its-kind partnership for SEI, we have collaborated with the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development to produce “Our common home: A guide to caring for our living planet,” a booklet and website that connect the science of climate change, biodiversity and sustainable resource use with the messages of Laudato si’.

At our virtual launch event, on Tuesday, 14 February at 15:00-16:00 CET, we will unveil the booklet – available in English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish – and share perspectives from science and faith on its key messages and how they might be put into practice in different contexts.

Agenda 

15:00 Fr. Sergio Massironi gives welcoming remarks and video

15:10 His Eminence, Cardinal Czerny, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

15:15 Måns Nilsson, SEI Executive Director

15:20 Molly Burd, Digital Coordinator at SEI and project lead of the booklet

15:24 Video of parishes

15:30 His Excellency, Andrés Jato, the Swedish Ambassador of the Holy See, our funding partners in this project, and who initiated our partnership

15:33 John Mundell, Director of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform

15:40 Q&A

16:00 Close

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SEI participants

Måns Nilsson
Måns Nilsson

Executive Director

SEI Headquarters

Molly Burd
Molly Burd

Communications Project Manager

Communications

SEI Headquarters

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