October 12, 2015, Orlando, Florida – Sister Patricia Siemen, OP, founder of the Center for Earth Jurisprudence, gave a live television interview on Pope Francis’ most recent encyclical, Laudato Sí. In the interview, Sister Pat speaks of the Pope’s concern about global warming and his special emphasis on developing a relationship with all of Earth’s community – human and non-human – as well as concern for the poor, who are most affected by global climate change.
Sister Pat will be in Adrian on Thursday, October 15, speaking during the afternoon session on the Paris climate change talks scheduled for December 2015. Her session will be part of a day of education on issues surrounding Care for the Earth, held in the Common Room of Weber Retreat and Conference Center at the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse Campus. The event is free and open to the public; please register by Wednesday, October 14, 2015, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 517-266-3403.
Watch the interview.
Feature photo: Sister Patricia Siemen, OP, right, at the first Global Summit for the Rights of Nature, held in Ecuador in January 2014.
June 23, 2015, Kansas City, Missouri – Adrian Dominican Sister Patricia Siemen, OP, JD, founder and director of the Center for Earth Jurisprudence, was one of more than 10 Sisters and scholars who reacted to Pope Francis’ new encyclical, Laudato Sí (Care for our Common Home) in the January 23, 2015 issue of the National Catholic Reporter’s Global Sisters Report. Read Sister Pat’s take on the newly released encyclical by scrolling about two-thirds of the way down the page.