Bristol BS8 1LL
Saturday, 25 March Laudato Si – a Call to Action Retreat Day
11am (arrivals and coffee from 10.30am) to 4pm at the Bristol University Catholic Chaplaincy, 103 Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LL
Clifton Diocese Justice and Peace Commission have arranged a day of reflection on our response to Pope Francis’ call to care for our common home. The day will be led by Séverine Deneulin (Associate Professor of International Development, University of Bath) and Mary Colwell (Natural History Producer and Writer).
“Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with coloured flowers and herbs”.’ (LS1) So opens Laudato Si’, the encyclical On the Care of our Common Home, addressed by Pope Francis to every single person of the planet. But the impressive human progress of the last 200 years has now led us to a situation where we are slowly destroying the very conditions of our existence. How to respond? What is the distinctive contribution that faith traditions can bring to the policy discussions and various courses of actions to stop socio-environmental destruction?
The day will include talks and group discussion, prayer and a walk around Brandon Hill in the afternoon. Tea and coffee are provided; please bring your own lunch. The event is free. Ffi please contact Sue Ingham on 0117 924 3011 or firstname.lastname@example.org