Exploring Pope’s Encyclical on Environment: January 9

The public is invited to explore personal and congregational response to Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical, “Laudato Si,” at the Creation Care Conference Saturday, January 9, 2016.
The conference is free. Doors open at 8:00 am; the conference begins at 8:30 and concludes at noon CST. The event will be held in the main parish hall of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 2301 Stockwell Road, Evansville.
Pope Francis’ encyclical calls for “swift and unified global action” to combat global warming and environmental degradation. The document notes “all of us can cooperate as instruments of God for the care of creation, each according to his or her own culture, experience, involvements and talents.” The conference features a panel discussion on this document.
The conference’s keynote speaker will be Roman Catholic Maryknoll missionary Sr. Janet Miller, an Evansville native. Sr. Janet spent years teaching organic farming on the African continent and in Panama’s rain forests. The conference also offers guests opportunity to attend one of four breakout sessions on topics such as recycling, energy conservation, gardening and establishing a green ministry for a congregation.
Pre-registration is encouraged at www.tristatecreationcare.org by January 2. Pre-registration is required for persons wanting to stay after for the optional free lunch. For more information, contact Caroline Nellis at acnellis@wowway.com or at 812-424-6832.