Being Church in a time of converging crises - Learning from Laudato Si'

Lorna Gold is an important voice within the Catholic climate movement in Ireland and around the world.  

She writes and speaks extensively on Pope Francis’ teaching in Laudato Sí, and her recent very personal book ‘Climate Generation’ has been highly praised.

Lorna is a member of the economy group within the Vatican’s post-COVID 19 task force, vice-chair of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, and a member of the Irish Government’s Advisory Group on the National Climate Dialogue. 

She is originally from Scotland and lives in Ireland with her husband and two children.

Five years after Pope Francis’s environmental encyclical Laudato Si, the Roman Catholic Church had launched a seven-year plan to take the church towards greater sustainability. Of this, Lorna says:

“This is a pivotal moment. The greatest threat at the moment is the desire to return to normality. But normality was killing the planet. There is a real need now to support the transition to a new normal.”

Lorna is doing a a talk as part of the 'Lockdowns from Lauriston' series called 'Being Church in a time of converging crises - Learning from Laudato Si'. See poster for more details.