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NW Philly: interfaith discussion of Pope Francis’ encyclical “Praised Be”

June 25, 2015 @ 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

*PopeFrancis-01Invitation to Breakfast discussion about Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter on Climate Change/Care for Our Common Home

Pope Francis’ much-anticipated encyclical, addressed to all people on Earth, came out on Thursday, June 18.   It is beautiful and powerful and worthy of study and discussion.

Join the Philadelphia Chapter of PA IPL for breakfast and an informal discussion led by Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein.  Text from our friends at the Catholic Climate Covenant below (with links to the full encyclical in English).   Please also note that 

we all have the chance to send our thanks to Pope Francis for his recent encyclical —delivered in person!  Please use this link  http://tinyurl.com/PAIPLStandsWithPopeFrancis to electronically sign a letter of thanks (and send on to your networks), and Dan Misleh of the Catholic Climate Covenant will hand-deliver the signatures to the Vatican on July 2-3

Where? At the Cafe at the Upsal Train Station (Sweet Sins at the POD Cafe).  Address below.  Plan to order yourself breakfast and then join us upstairs on the second floor, an inviting space with big windows.
When? Friday, June 26, 8:30-10AM
What? Discussion of select passages from the encyclical.  Study sheets will be provided.
RSVP helpful but not required to malkahbinah@gmail.com

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And from our friends at the Catholic Climate Covenant:

Early this morning, the Vatican released Pope Francis’s encyclical letter on ecology, Laudato Si’.  It is a beautiful document.  It says all of the best and truest things that could be said about our place here on Earth, “our common home,” in the words of Pope Francis.

Pope Francis calls us to understand our role among the deeply connected creatures of God’s creation.  He calls us to lead simpler lives that are more authentic and less driven by consumption.  Most of all, he calls us to care for the Earth and its people.

As you know, we’ve been hard at work on activities to support this incredible moment.

  • The full encyclical is here.
  • A list of quotations from the encyclical arranged by subject is here.
  • A live stream of a press conference with Cardinal Wuerl and Archbishop Kurtz is here. The press conference begins at 8:30 AM EST.

In peace,

Dan Misleh
Catholic Climate Covenant


June 25, 2015
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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