PANEL TO DISCUSS POPE FRANCIS’ ENCYCLICAL FROM MULTIPLE FAITH VIEWPOINTS
ALBANY (October 14, 2015) — An interfaith panel at The College of Saint Rose will examine Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change from a variety of faith perspectives.
Part of the Sidney and Beatrice Albert Interfaith Lectureship at The College of Saint Rose, “Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Climate Change: An Interfaith Perspective” will be held Monday, November 9, at 7 p.m. in the Saint Rose Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary, 959 Madison Ave., Albany, New York.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Panelists for this program are:
• Dr. Laura Roth, Schenectady Tibetan Buddhist Sangha;
• Sister Linda Neil, CSJ, hiker, naturalist, educator;
• Dr. Laura Weed, professor of environmental ethics, The College of Saint Rose;
• Rabbi Linda Motzkin, Torah scholar, environmental activist.
The Sidney and Beatrice Albert Interfaith Lectureship was founded to preserve and develop the qualities of compassion and religious tolerance embodied by the late Sidney Albert and his wife Beatrice. As a result of his generosity and concern for others, Sidney received the “Endowment Achievement Award” from the Council of Jewish Federations of North America in 1987 and the “Humanitarian Award” from the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith in 1988. Until her death in 2003, Beatrice continued the work of supporting and expanding interreligious tolerance and appreciation, in addition to her many other philanthropic endeavors.
For more information about the November 9 program, contact the Saint Rose Office of Spiritual Life by email or phone 518-454-5250.