“A Catholic Response to the Climate Crisis”

Sunday, April 21 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

All are welcome to attend this presentation and discussion on Sunday April 21 at 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Hope Parish Hall, 492 Ocean Ave., Portland. 

As climate change and its harmful effects accelerate, so too does the urgency for effective climate action. Pope Francis has made climate action a centerpiece for his papacy with the groundbreaking release of Laudato Si (encyclical) and Laudato Deum (apostolic exhortation encyclical). As faithful Catholics, we are all called to learn how to be better stewards of Creation and advocate for our Common Home.  

Learn about the Catholic Church's teaching on environmental stewardship and see how various climate policy solutions impact sustainability, justice, trade, energy, and income disparity. Join this interactive climate policy workshop using MIT's EN-ROADS Climate Policy Simulator to explore our current climate trajectory, how recent legislation has improved our long-term outlook, and how Maine – the only state in the world's largest economy with both senators on the bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus – is uniquely positioned to lead the nation and world in advocating a stabilized climate and a sustainable future. 

Our presenter, Peter Dugas, is the Maine State Coordinator for Citizens Climate Education/Citizens Climate Lobby, a nonpartisan grassroots organization focused on effective and equitable climate solutions. He serves as the liaison to the office of Senator Angus King (ME-I), is an EN-ROADS Climate Ambassador and a long-time advocate for finding climate change solutions. He earned a degree in Physics and Engineering from Brown University, is a parishioner at Sacred Heart/St Dominic's Parish and lives and works in Portland, Maine.  

Our Lady of Hope Parish Hall

492 Ocean Ave
Portland, ME 04103
United States