Pax Christi State Conference
Keynote speakers: Daniel Castillo (Loyola University, Maryland) “Ecological Theology of Liberation”; Jere Locke (Texas Drought Project) “Urgency of Climate Change and Consequences If Our Response Is Inadequate;” Prayer
Daniel Castillo (Loyola University, Maryland) “Ecological Theology of Liberation”;
Jere Locke (Texas Drought Project) “Urgency of Climate Change and Consequences If Our Response Is Inadequate;”
Prayer – Sr. Martha Ann Kirk (University of the Incarnate Word).
“Ecological Theology of Liberation” and will be presented by Dr. Daniel P. Castillo of Loyola University of Maryland. Dr. Castillo earned his B.A. in history at the University of Florida, where he became acquainted with Pax Christi. He earned the M.A. in systematic theology at the Washington Theological Union in 2009, and the Ph.D. in theology at the University of Notre Dame in 2014. At present, he teaches in the theology department of Loyola University of Maryland. He is the author of An Ecological Theology of Liberation, published in 2019 by Orbis Press, with an introduction by Gustavo Gutierrez. After his presentation, he will respond to questions.
Jere Locke of the Texas Drought Project has worked full-time on climate change for the past 13 years. Before going to a climate conference in December 2007, he knew little about climate change, but when he returned home from the conference he read everything he could find for the next two months. In 2008 Alyssa Burgin and Jere worked on the Waxman/Markey bill, the first big U.S. climate bill. In the following years they worked on a variety of large climate projects. For the past two years he has worked in 12 congressional districts forming coalitions to gain support for the Green New Deal. Jere has two sons and two granddaughters, who all supply much of his motivation, as do all the young people who face a very uncertain future. He will present “The urgency of Climate Change & Consequences If Our Response is Inadequate” and answer questions.
(Saturday) 1:45 am - 4:15 am(GMT-05:00) View in my time