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<June 2021>


Our Planet’s Keeper?
The Environment, the Poor, and the Struggle for Justice

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | 6 p.m.
12th-floor Lounge | E. Gerald Corrigan Conference Center | 113 W. 60th St. Fordham University | New York City

Sponsored by the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture
Co-sponsored with GreenFaith: Interfaith Partners for the Environment

Environmental degradation and climate change have become closely linked with human rights and dignity. More than a billion of the world's poor stand vulnerable to the life-threatening effects of severe weather, declining crop yields, and contaminated water.

How can people of faith, politicians, and humanitarian leaders respond effectively to the twin challenges of ecological devastation and global poverty?

Join us for a forum engaging religious and secular perspectives on one of the greatest moral challenges of our time.


Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, SDB, archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras; former president of Caritas Internationalis, a global confederation of Catholic humanitarian organizations

Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University; special advisor on millennium development goals to the United Nations secretary-general

Joan Rosenhauer, executive vice president of Catholic Relief Services; former associate director of the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops


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