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ACU hosting panel on Papal encyclical

ACU Encyclical panel

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is inviting the public to get involved in an important discussion on climate change by coming to a panel discussion called Integral Ecology – unpacking the Pope’s call to action on climate change, on Thursday 6 August.

The discussion will be held at ACU’s North Sydney Campus and live streamed through the ACU YouTube page. Those attending will be able to submit questions before and during the event.

The forum combines ACU’s academic expertise with the voices of Australian leaders on climate change.

Reverend Professor Denis Edwards, of the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy, will provide an overview of the Pontiff’s revolutionary new encyclical that reminds us of our responsibility to protect the earth.

Founding CEO of the Green Building Council of Australia Maria Atkinson AM will then moderate a panel discussion with the following guests:

  • Bishop Peter Comensoli (Bishop, Broken Bay Diocese)
  • Mr Paul O’Callaghan (CEO, Caritas Australia)
  • Ms Jacqui Remond (Director, Catholic Earthcare Australia)

ACU Vice‐Chancellor Professor Greg Craven said the Pope’s call to action demonstrated his willingness to take leadership on an important global issue.

“By speaking out on this Holy Father has opened the way for a larger discussion about how to address the challenge of climate change and take effective action,” Professor Craven said.

In 2015 Australian Catholic University is celebrating 25 years of people, learning, and achievements that continue to bring about real change for communities.

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Event details

Event: Integral Ecology – unpacking the Pope’s call to action on climate change

Date: Thursday 6 August, 6pm

Venue: – Ryan Auditorium, Australian Catholic University, 40 Edward Street North Sydney

– Tune in to the live stream on YouTube

Cost: Free

Registration: To register please visit


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