On February 26th, 2016, Fr. Sean McDonagh began a two week East Coast tour to offering presentations on his reflections of Laudato Si'. Released last June, Pope Francis' encyclical on caring for our common home has become the cornerstone for many faithful in transforming their lives and communities for the sake of climate justice.
Fr. Sean McDonagh is an Irish Columban priest and a well-known eco-theologian who works to raise awareness of the connections between social justice issues, environmental sustainability and faith. Vatican Radio dubbed him an “environmental missionary” in an interview prior to the release of Laudato Si’, for which he contributed as a consultant.
A missionary in the Philippines, Father McDonagh began his ecological activism in response to the destruction of local forests. His many books have explored the ethical and environmental implications of issues including third world debt, climate change, genetically modified organisms and the hazards of nuclear power. Most recently, Father Sean has written a commentary on Laudato Si’, in which he explores the encyclical’s implications for humanity and the earth in the years to come. You can purchase a copy of this new book, which includes the entirety of the encyclical, through Orbis Books.
FAN was proud to welcome Fr. Sean to one of several talks in the New York area. Listed below is the Power Point presentation he used during his talk. We offer it here as a follow up to a very engaging night.