Why Pope Francis met Greta: Climate action workshop

Edmund Rice International (Switzerland), Edmund Rice England, Edmund Rice Centre for Justice & Community Education (Australia) and, Trocaire (Ireland) have designed a three-day certificated course on Climate Action. This is a fantastic opportunity for staff and senior students who want to become better informed about and share knowledge on the Climate Crisis.

‘The exploitation of the planet has already exceeded acceptable limits and we still have not solved the problem of poverty.’ Pope Francis, Laudato Si’

The Climate Action course Why Pope Francis met Greta, will focus on Encyclical Laudato Si’ will take place on 3 consecutive Monday evenings: April 19, 26, and May 3. The course is made up of three sessions, and various facilitators will be delivering the workshops; Br. Kevin Cawley and Br. Brian Bond of Edmund Rice International, Jane Mellet, Laudato Si’ Officer for Trocaire, Ann Nichols from Edmund Rice England and Phil Glendinning from the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Education in Sydney.

The sessions will be interactive and will be accompanied by resources that staff will then be able to use in lessons, assemblies and their own workshops with students. We encourage the Edmund Rice Schools Network to take this opportunity to engage with your staff and also interested older students.

This course is being offered across the global network, it will also give participants a chance to work with others from across the Edmund Rice global community on this most pressing of issues.

In light of the forthcoming COP26 Climate Summit that takes place in Glasgow, UK this November, it is fitting that the Edmund Rice Network does as much as possible in terms of education about the crisis the planet faces and what actions we can all take to look after our common home.