12th Conference in "Humanistic Ecology" Series: "The Church towards Ecological Crisis. On the 30th Anniversary of Polish Bishops' Pastoral Letter on Environmental Protection" (Warsaw - UKSW, 16.05.2019)

 

Organized by the Institute for Ecology and Bioethics of UKSW in 2019, the 12th conference in the series: "Humanistic Ecology" is devoted to the issue expressed in the title "Church towards the Ecological Crisis”: On the 30th Anniversary of Polish Bishops' Pastoral Letter on Environmental Protection". The co-organizer of the conference is the Ecological Movement of Saint Francis of Assisi.

The aim of the conference is to show the Church's commitment to recognize and overcome the environmental crisis. It refers to the 30th anniversary of the publication of the Pastoral Letter on Environment Protection by the Polish Bishops' Conference (2.05.1989). The special focus is on the presentation of ecological initiatives of the Catholic Church in Poland, undertaken by the official representatives of the Church, as well as by Catholic movements and organizations.

In addition, the conference is to be a platform for exchange of ideas and experiences with Catholics from other countries, who have zealously responded to the appeal of Pope Francis for the concern for the Earth - our common home, expressed in the encyclical  Laudato si'. The organizers hope that the conference will be an inspiration for a greater commitment to the protection of the natural environment.

 

 

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