VILLANOVA: Cardinal Peter Turkson and a multi-faith roundtable conversation

The Creation of Laudato Si
An Interfaith Conversation with Religious Leaders

Cardinal Peter Turkson

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President, Pontifical Council on Justice & Peace, and a draft author of Laudato Sí

Free but RSVP REQUIRED by Feb. 18

Thursday, February 25, 2016 
Villanova Room, Connelly Center

9:30–10AM Refreshments and Registration
10:00–11:30 AM Presentation by Cardinal Turkson with Multi-faith Responses & Roundtable Conversation

respondents: 

  • Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein, Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light
  • Rev. J. Anyabwile Bankole, Greater Mount Vernon Baptist Church
  • Imam Sohaib Sultan, Princeton University
  • Sister Marie Cook, Sisters of Mercy Mid-Atlantic Community
  • Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Shalom Center

You are invited to share in this unique opportunity to learn the story behind the creation of Laudato Si and to discuss its impact in diverse religious communities and within the wider environmental movement.

Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson serves as the President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Working with the Council, Cardinal Turkson had primary responsibility for developing the first draft of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si.

 Please RSVP by February 18. For more information, contact julia.sheetz@villanova.edu

Renewable: One Woman’s Search for Simplicity, Faithfulness, and Hope

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Penn State, University Park.  7:00 PM at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center (public parking at the Nittany Deck, bus stop across the street at the Pattee Library).  Poster to share: Eileen Flanagan 4-7-2015 revised

*Books will be on sale before and after the talk.  Bring your favorite payment method, and have your book signed right there.  The books are printed with sustainable ink on recycled materials.  Read your copy and then contact Eileen for a group rate for your study circle or book group.

Eileen Flanagan is an author with an extraordinary story to tell.   Her evening talk will focus on the extraordinary power of aligning heart, mind, and spirit and engaging in important work.  Eileen’s story is the story of her intentional choice to reconnect with the ideals of her youth, and to honor her own potential.  It is a story of honesty, hope, faith, community, and courage.  Read a few of the impressive reviews of her brand-new book over at her website, where you can also learn more about Eileen, the backstory to the book, and link to articles she’s published in the Huffington Post, the Christian Century (cover story!), and more.

One of Eileen’s previous books, The Wisdom to Know the Difference, was endorsed by the Dalai Lama, and her articles have a appeared in a wide range of national publications. A graduate of Duke and Yale, Eileen leads the board of Earth Quaker Action Team, which uses nonviolent direct action to work for a just and sustainable economy.

Eileen is a seasoned writer, speaker and workshop leader.  She is a Quaker with deep ties to her Catholic upbringing.

Note: there will also be a breakfast Thursday morning — focusing on reflection and discernment — for campus and community faith leaders (clergy, lay people and students).  That event requires an RSVP: contact us

Co-sponsored by PA IPL, the Rock Ethics Institute, the Center for Spiritual and Ethical DevelopmentLutheran Campus MinistryWestminster Presbyterian Fellowship, and Foxdale Village; Reception refreshments provided by the 3rd Way Collective and the Wesley Foundation.

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Renewable: One Woman’s Search for Simplicity, Faithfulness, and Hope

EileenFlanaganHeadShotResized_miniEngaging speaker, refreshments, book signing, and conversation.

Eileen Flanagan is an author with an extraordinary story to tell.   It is the story of her mid-life discernment, her intentional work to reconnect with the ideals of her youth, and to honor her own potential.  It is a story of honesty, hope, faith,Renewable 9781631529689_FullCover 3Nov14.inddcommunity, and courage.  Read a few of the impressive reviews of her brand-new book (the blurbs are from a who’s who of the climaterati!) over at her website, where you can also learn more about Eileen, the backstory to the book, and link to previous books and articles she’s published in the Huffington Post. the Christian Century (cover story!), and more.

Eileen’s previous book, The Wisdom to Know the Difference, was endorsed by the Dalai Lama, and her articles have a appeared in a wide range of national publications. A graduate of Duke and Yale, Eileen leads the board of Earth Quaker Action Team, which uses nonviolent direct action to work for a just and sustainable economy.

Eileen is a seasoned writer, speaker and workshop leader.  She is a Quaker  with deep ties to her Catholic upbringing.

The Harrisburg Friends’ Meeting House is handicap accessible. Refreshments, book signing*, and conversation will follow Eileen’s talk.  Co-sponsored by PA IPL, Harrisburg Friends Meeting, and the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg.  Flier to post and share: Eileen Flanagan 4-7-2015 revised

*Books will be on sale before and after the talk.  Bring your favorite payment method, and have your book signed right there.  The books are printed with sustainable ink on recycled materials.  Read your copy and then contact Eileen for a group rate for your favorite adult ed class or bookgroup.

Speaker: Julian Agyeman “Beyond Green Environmentalism: E/quality of Life and Just Sustainabilities”

RESCHEDULED from January 28 to March 18 due to weather-related travel issues. 
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Julian Agyeman, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University (and co-founder of the Black Environment Network) will speak at the Penn Humanities Forum.  Dr. Agyeman is the originator of the concept of ‘just sustainabilities,‘ the full integration of social justice and sustainability, defined as:

the need to ensure a better quality of life for all, now and into the future, in a just and equitable manner, whilst living within the limits of supporting ecosystems.

The forum is FREE and open to the public, but guests MUST REGISTER.  The talk will be held in the Penn Museum, which offers both bike racks and easy access to public transportation.  If you can’t go, we still encourage you to explore his website!

Talk description found at the Penn Humanities Forum page, and pasted below.

In our current world of climate change, environmental planning must consider social needs and welfare to offer a truly sustainable model of living. Co-founder of the historic Black Environment Network and author of numerous books and articles, Julian Agyeman charts the future of the global city through the topics of resource distribution, race, class, and space.


Julian Agyeman is Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University, Medford, MA. He is an environmental social scientist whose expertise and current research interests are in the complex and embedded relations between humans and the environment, whether mediated by governmental institutions or social movements, and the effects of this on public policy and planning processes and outcomes, particularly in relation to notions of justice and equity.

He is co-founder, and Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. With over 150 publications, his recent books include Cultivating Food Justice : Race, Class and Sustainability (MIT Press 2011), Introducing Just Sustainabilities: Policy, Planning and Practice (Zed Books 2013), and Incomplete Streets: Processes, Practices and Possibilities(Routledge 2014).

Co-sponsored by Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice, Green Campus Partnership, and Urban Studies Program.