Margaret Aylward Centre Conference 2020 ‘Finding Good Eco-questions For Our Faith Communities’

The Margaret Aylward Centre for Faith and Dialogue is holding a conference as part of its commitment to engaging with the bigger questions and supporting faith leaders on Saturday, 29 February 2020 10am – 5pm entitled ‘Beyond A Throwaway Culture – Finding Good Eco-Questions for our Faith Communities’.

We are all aware that climate change and the call to environmental justice is a central matter for Christians, but how does that translate for urban communities in Dublin today?

This conference looks at how our economic and justice issues are often deeply connected with environmental concerns. It aims to join the dots between hospital waiting lists, or access to housing and work with issues like quality of air, public transport, and access to green space. The goal is to invite those in faith leadership to search for good questions rather than easy answers to these matters.

As well as offering questions, the organisers want to share some ideas that have worked in local communities – from walking to planting to learning about nature.

The conference welcomes Dr Ciara Murphy, Environmental Policy Officer with the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, Dr Eoin O’Mahony, UCD School of Geography, Brenda Farrell, environmental activist and liturgy leader and a host of others to lead participants in this reflection.

Places are limited so please book immediately to avoid disappointment. E:  This conference is supported by the Holy Faith Sisters as part of their commitment to faith and dialogue.