Caring for Our Common Home

A conversation on the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to the United States

with Fr. José MEDINA, FSCB, National leader of the ecclesial movement Communion and Liberation

Presented by Crossroads Cultural Center and Communion and Liberation

In his latest encyclical, Laudato Si, Pope Francis suggests, “Since everything is interrelated and today’s problems call for a vision capable of taking into account every aspect of the global crisis, I suggest that we now consider some elements of an integral ecology, one which clearly respects its human and social dimensions” (137). While Pope Francis’ words are directed towards ecological issues, the method he outlines for confronting environmental problems can be applied to other social and cultural problems facing our common home today. What would this integrated approach, one that takes every aspect of reality into account, look like? As we prepare for Pope Francis’s historic trip to the United States, where he will address the US Congress, the General Assembly of the United Nations and the World Meeting of Families, how can Laudato Si guide us as we face today's social, economic and international challenges?

The event is open to the public and free of charge.

About this Event

Date: Friday, September 11, 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Silver Spring Civic Center, Great Hall
1 Veterans Pl.
Silver Spring, MD
[Metro: Silver Spring stop (red line)] click here for map

About the Speakers

Fr. José Medina
U.S. Coordinator of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation


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