Executive Director, Catholic Climate Covenant
Speaking on Ecology & Climate: Implementing Laudato Si’: Pastoral & Practical Ideas
“The presentation will briefly explore the major themes of Pope Francis’ groundbreaking encyclical, Laudato Si’, and offer authentic and concrete practical and pastoral suggestions for implementing the encyclical at the parish level. Catholic Climate Covenant has worked closely with its national partners (including the USCCB) for nearly 10 years to share authentic Catholic teaching on the environment and to offer programs for pastors, principals and other ministry professionals throughout the US. The Covenant was instrumental in the roll-out of Laudato Si’ in the U.S. last summer and continues to work with partners to implement this important teaching.”
As founding executive director of Catholic Climate Covenant—a partnership of 14 national Catholic organizations including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops—Dan Misleh has helped engage the Catholic community at the national, state and diocesan levels in a serious and sustained conversation about a Catholic approach to climate change focusing on the promotion of the common good, the protection of poor people, and the exercise of prudence with the goal of more fully implementing the U.S. Catholic bishops’ 2001 statement on climate change and Pope Francis’ Laudato Si. Besides the Covenant’s ongoing campaign, The St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor, which has enrolled over 20,000 Catholic individuals, schools, parishes, and other organizations, the Covenant is widely seen as the primary organization promoting Laudato Si’ in the United States.