Length: 60 minutes
Topic: Climate Activists meet Pope Francis
Location: Kanab City Library community meeting room, 374 North Main St, Kanab, Utah
Description: Humanity has lived on this planet and observed it for thousands of years. We’ve learned a lot. We didn’t call it ecology. We didn’t call it conservation. We just felt that somehow there was something more wonderful, more mysterious, majestic and powerful. We called it Sacred.
In Laudato Si, his powerful encyclical on caring for the Earth, Pope Francis states, “There can be no renewal of our relationship with nature without a renewal of humanity itself.” We can bring that sacred back by tapping into our deep need to feel that there are some places where the veil between heaven and earth is gossamer thin.
As The Letter movingly illustrates, a planetary crisis is unfolding around the world. Yet all major faith traditions–7 in 10 people on Earth–encourage us to care for our common home. With strength in our values and together with each other, we can improve the health, security, and future prospects of all people on Earth. The tools to protect our common home are already with us. A better future is in our hands.
Immediately after the film, Father Rick Sherman, pastor at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church in Kanab facilitates a community conversation about reconnecting with the sacred so vividly embodied in the natural world.
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