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Friday, Jun 10 2022


7:00 pm

Integral Ecology with Father Eduardo

Internationally renowned climate scientist Eduardo Agosta Scarel, O.Carm.,  known as Pope Francis’s climatologist, will give a lecture on Integral Ecology at 7 pm Central Daylight Time on  Friday, June 10, at St. Rita Catholic Church, 2729 Lowerline Street, in New Orleans.  The lecture will also be streamed on Facebook Live at facebook.com/TheCarmeliteNGO. Fr. Eduardo’s talk is open to  the public at no charge. All are welcome. The lecture is designed for a wide-ranging audience— students and the public as well as environmentalists, scientists and teachers.

Integral ecology is a key  concept from Chapter 4 of Laudato Si, Pope Francis’s 2015 environmental encyclical. Pope Francis  calls for a holistic understanding of global environmental challenges, in which everything is  connected. Integral ecology recognizes that climate science cannot be considered alone, but as part of  global systems of human activities and relationships. Integral ecology recognizes that to successfully  address climate change, we must also work to change human activities and systems. Fr. Eduardo will  address the responsible uses of fossil fuels.   

A member of the Carmelite NGO, Fr. Eduardo earned his PhD in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences  and is a physics graduate of the University of Buenos Aires. He did postgraduate work at  International Rioja University in Science Teaching Training and lectures on Integral Ecology at the  Pontifical University, Salamanca, Spain. He is a senior advisor to the Laudato Sí Movement; a member  of the International Commission for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation of the Carmelite  Order in Rome; and collaborates as an expert of the Dicastery for the Service of Integral Human  Development. As a Carmelite NGO member, Fr. Eduardo works with the United Nations Framework  Convention on Climate Change.  

The Carmelite NGO is a global ministry of members of the Carmelite family, including; priests, vowed  religious and lay members. The Carmelite NGO works for education, freedom of belief, the right to  food, sustainable development, and against the trafficking of persons. The Carmelite NGO is in Special  Consultative Status with the Economic & Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations and is  affiliated with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the  United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP). 

Eduardo consulted with Pope Francis on his Encyclical  Laudato Si

Please note GNOICC is not a sponsor for this event; for more info contact Carmelite NGO at 504-458-3029

Integral Ecology with Father Eduardo