Schedule

Laudato Si’ and the U.S. Catholic Church: A Conference Series on Our Common Home

Schedule

Tuesday, July 13

6:30 – 8:00 PM CT

Welcome Addresses

  • Dan Misleh, Executive Director, Catholic Climate Covenant
  • Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, SJ, PhD, President, Creighton University

Opening Keynote Event: “A Bold Embrace of Laudato Si’ by the U.S. Catholic Church”

 

Wednesday, July 14

10:00 – 10:45 AM CT

Opening Address

 

11:00 AM – 12:45 PM CT

Concurrent Ministry Breakout Sessions

  • Advocacy
    • Jose Aguto, Associate Director, Catholic Climate Covenant
    • Meghan Goodwin, Associate Director of Government Relations, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
    • Marianne Comfort, Justice Coordinator for Earth, Antiracism, and Women, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
    • Chris Kerr, Executive Director, Ignatian Solidarity Network
  • Homiletics
    • Dan Misleh, Executive Director, Catholic Climate Covenant
    • Rev. Michael Connors, CSC, PhD, Associate Professional Specialist in Theology, University of Notre Dame

 

4:00 – 5:45 PM CT

Concurrent Ministry Breakout Sessions

  • Youth & Young Adults
    • Anna Robertson, Director of Youth and Young Adult Mobilization, Catholic Climate Covenant
    • Anna Johnson, U.S. Mission Formation Unit Director and Young Adult Empowerment Team Leader, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers
    • Emily E. Burke, doctoral student in Community & Environmental Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Teresa Tsosie, Member of the Navajo Nation and Director of Religious Education at St. Jude Catholic Parish in Tuba City, AZ
  • Creation Care Teams (especially at parishes and dioceses)
    • Paz Artaza-Regan, Program Manager, Catholic Climate Covenant
    • Kayla Jacobs, Director of Programs for Laudato Si' Ministries, Diocese of Joliet
    • Phil Sakimoto, PhD, Director of the Program in Academic Excellence, University of Notre Dame

 

6:00 – 8:00 PM CT

Closing Address: Update on Vatican Laudato Si’ Action Platform

  • Paz Artaza-Regan, Program Manager, Catholic Climate Covenant

 

Thursday, July 15

10:00 – 10:45 AM CT

Opening Address

11:00 AM – 12:45 PM CT

Concurrent Ministry Breakout Sessions

  • Environmental Justice
  • Colleges/Universities
    • Daniel R. DiLeo, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of the Justice and Peace Studies Program, Creighton University
    • Michael Schuck, PhD, Professor of Theology, Loyola University Chicago | Co-Director, International Jesuit Ecology Project, International Association of Jesuit Universities
    • Paula Moore, Vice President of External Affairs, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities

 

4:00 – 5:45 PM CT

Concurrent Ministry Breakout Sessions

  • Parochial School Education
    • Kathy Mears, Interim President/CEO, National Catholic Education Association
  • Communications/Media
    • Elena Gaona, Director of Communications, Catholic Climate Covenant
    • Stephanie Clary, Digital Editor, U.S. Catholic
    • Bill Mitchell, CEO and Publisher of National Catholic Reporter

 

6:00-8:00 PM CT

Closing Address: “Can the Earth be Healed? Insights from Teilhard de Chardin, SJ”