The Vermont Catholic Diocese is taking a cue from Pope Francis’ famed encyclical and organizing a daylong conference at St. Michael’s College in Colchester called “Action for Ecological Justice: Celebrating A Year of Creation” on Sat., Sep. 30. Keynote speaker is Dr. Carolyn Woo, former director of Catholic Relief Services and a close consultant on the Pope’s “Laudato Si’ encyclical. As well breakout sessions include: Can Economics Save the World?; Dialogue: Collaborating to Care for Our Common Home; Engaging the Parish: How Do I Invite Others to Join Me?; From Climate Science to Climate Justice; Pristine or Polluted: Do You Know what is Threatening our Water Resources?; Spirituality, Justice and Laudato Si’; Water is Life: Giving Access to Safe Water to the Poor Around the World; Your Cousin, Your Neighbor’s Cousin: Consuming Ethically in Today’s World; and A Path to the Good Life: Pope Francis’ Famous Environmental Encyclical. For info and to register, click HERE.