Pope Francis and the Environment: Yale Examines Historic Climate Encyclical

On April 8, Yale will host a panel discussion on how Pope Francis’s upcoming encyclical on the environment could transform the global climate debate for Catholics and non-Catholics alike.

On April 8, Yale University will host a panel discussion on Pope Francis’s upcoming Encyclical, in which he is expected to declare climate action a moral imperative for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. In this video, Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, co-directors of the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, explain why the Encyclical is important — and why Yale is hosting this event.

This summer Pope Francis is expected to issue a rare Papal Encyclical on the environment in which he is expected to declare climate action a moral imperative for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. The encyclical — or “papal letter” — will be the first in the church’s history that addresses environmental issues specifically.

At Yale on April 8, a panel of experts from across several disciplines will discuss the potential impacts of this event — and how it might transform the global climate debate for Catholics and non-Catholics alike.

The panel event, “Pope Francis and the Environment: Why His New Climate Encyclical Matters,” will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Linsly Chittenden Hall, 63 High Street, Room 102, New Haven.

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Global Climate Change
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