• on 31st July, 2015

Balally Environment Group: Conference



Friday 18th Sept: 7.30pm- 9.30pm

Sat 19th Sept: 9.30am- 2.30pm


Balally Pastoral Centre, Cedar Road, Dublin 16


(Click on links for related resources)

John Fitzgerald, Economist, Chair of National Advisory Council on Climate Change

Lorna Gold, Head of Policy and Advocacy, Trócaire

Dr Lorna Gold addresses conference in Nairobi on Economy of  Communion (EoC)

Dermot A. Lane, Pastor of Balally Parish

Celine Mangan OP, Scripture Scholar



Padraig McCarthy, Priest of the Dublin Diocese

Sean McDonagh SSC, Eco-Theologian

ADMISSION: Donations appreciated



Balally Parish, with BEG (Balally Environment Group) and the Parish Pastoral Centre are hosting a conference on “Our Common Home” (Encyclical “Laudato Si”) on Friday the 18th of September and Saturday 19th of September. You cannot miss the questions that will be asked and answered: – Is there really any scientific evidence for climate change?

– Why do people say that ecology is good economics?

– Can the Bible, theology or the Church say anything relevant about climate and ecology?

Why did Pope Francis think that this was such an important issue that he wrote to all Christians, indeed all women and men about it?

You won’t want to miss the musical lament for the pain and beauty of the Earth, or the poetry recitals or the question and answer sessions.

This will be a great and challenging way to spend a Friday night and a Saturday morning.

So … into the diary …18th and 19th of September.

Prepare Yourself: Further ‘Laudate Si’ Reading/Resources

“Laudato Si’: Caring for Our Common Home”, Intercom September 2015, By Éamonn Meehan, Trócaire

A Prayer for Our Earth from Laudato Si


The Cry of The Earth: A Call To Action for Climate Justice

GLAS; A Pastoral Resource to Supplement “The Cry of The Earth”

‘A Drop In The Ocean’, Trócaire’s short documentary on climate change


Good=Humoured, Intelligent, Ignatius Press Discussion of Laudato Si’

A more academic treatment, but none the less brilliant for that (The Theologian’s Respond, America Media)



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