On Monday, 31 August 2020, the Missionary Society of St Columban will release a new podcast mini-series, ‘Jubilee for the Earth: Biodiversity and Our Sacred Story,’ about the beauty of biodiversity and the threats it faces.
The podcast is launching in time for the 2020 Season of Creation (1 September – 4 October).
Our patron St Columban famously said, “if you want to know the Creator, look at creation.”
Now more than ever, we know how urgent it is for us as humans to heal our broken relationship with the rest of God’s creation. That’s why we are releasing this new podcast for the Season of Creation.
Grounded in Catholic Social Teaching and the Columban experience, the six episodes of ‘Jubilee for the Earth’ will explore how caring for our common home and our brother and sister species is integral to our lives as people of faith and as global citizens.
Each episode will explore biodiversity and a related issue like economic justice, interreligious dialogue, peace and demilitarisation, and migration.
A number of Columban priests, lay missioners, and co-workers will be featured in the podcast, including Fr Brian Vale (GC), Fr Dan Troy (China), John Din (Philippines), and Ellen Teague (Britain), among many others.
Join Columban missionaries from around the world for this podcast mini-series about the beauty of biodiversity and the threats it faces.
To learn more about the podcast, visit www.columbancenter.org/jubileepodcast
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Laudato Si’ on Biodiversity:
“The great majority [of species] become extinct for reasons related to human activity. Because of us, thousands of species will no longer give glory to God by their very existence, nor convey their message to us. We have no such right.”
- Theme: Creation as Incarnation, biodiversity and Laudato Si’
- Dialogue partners: Fr Dan Troy and John Feehan
- Release Date: August 31
- Theme: Economic Models and Biodiversity
- Dialogue partners: John Din and Rebecca Eastwood
- Release Date: September 7
- Theme: IRD and Biodiversity
- Dialogue partners: Fr Liam O’Callaghan, invited guest(s)
- Release Date: September 14
- Theme: Peace and Biodiversity
- Dialogue partners: Fr Pat Cunningham, Ellen Teague, and Scott Wright
- Release Date: September 21
- Theme: Migrants, Refugees, IDPs, and Biodiversity
- Dialogue partners: Fr Kurt Zion Pala and Scott Wright
- Release Date: September 28
- Theme: Spirituality and Biodiversity
- Dialogue partners: Fr Sean McDonagh and Amy Echeverria
- Release Date: October 5