Rising sea levels. Droughts. Floods. Disrupted food supply. The severity and urgency of climate change is upon us. Yet, do we see the need for change in our lifestyle, the way we produce and consume? Pope Francis, in his encyclical Laudato si‘, calls all of us to take “swift and unified global action”. But is Laudato si’ just about climate change and ecological issues? How about integral ecology? If we look deeper, “ultimately what kind of world do we want to leave behind, in terms of its general direction, its meaning and its values? We need to see that what is at stake is our own dignity.”
Join the speakers as they share their own personal experiences and the teachings of the Catholic Church on how we can change our imminent future – not just the climate, but the world we live in.
Friar Derrick Yap, Custos for the Custody of St Anthony (Malaysia–Singapore–Brunei)
Joseph Teo, Singapore’s Chief Negotiator for Climate Change, Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment
Wilson Ang, Founding President, Environmental Challenge Organisation (Singapore)
Mark Tang, Caritas Board Member and Chair, Caritas Young Adults Committee
Join Ustaz Khairul Anwar, Ustazah Syahiirah and their invited guests – Don Basil and Friar Sixtus as they share about their unique experiences and the significance of their celebrations. As the Muslims in Singapore commemorate their holy celebrations during this pandemic period, Catholics also make adjustments to their religious lives and sacred occasions.
Speakers & Invited Guests :
Ustaz Khairul Anwar
Friar Sixtus Peter, OFM
What took place 800 years ago? In the year 1219, while on his way to meet Al-Malik, Francis of Assisi crossed the Crusader army lines and found himself in the siege of Damietta. Their subsequent encounter continues to inspire dialogue today as it become more important and relevant. Check out the recorded videos of the conference from the playlist below.
ENCOUNTERS: charting a way forward for meaningful and respectful inter-religious dialogue.