Moral Need to Tackle Climate Change Examined at Christ Church Climate Conversation

By Lynn Glanville

Climate Conversations

The latest in a series of conversations on climate change took place in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, last night (April
20). ‘Prophetic Voices – the Call to Action’ was hosted by Christian Aid and Trocaire in the cathedral’s Music Room. The session looked at where people could find spiritual and ethical motivation to face the challenge of climate change and examined how spirituality and faith could help build a deeper connection and appreciation of nature.

It was the fourth of five ‘Climate Conversations’ that have been taking place in the city organised by Climate Gathering. The conversations aim to bring Ireland together to create a new understanding of climate change. The session gathered people of different faith and spiritual traditions as well as people charting their own paths to climate justice. Discovery Gospel Choir performed at the event.

The keynote speaker was Irish Columban missionary priest and environmental campaigner, Fr Sean McDonagh, who addressed the issue of what faith and spirituality could contribute to climate action. He referred to reports from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which stated that they were 90 percent sure that climate change was happening and 95
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