Dan Misleh, Executive Director of the Catholic Climate Covenant has been writing a blog about the conference on Sustainable Humanity, Sustainable Nature: Our Responsibility at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in Rome, from May 2-6, 2014.
A quote from Dan's May 7th entry:
" . . . . perhaps most essential will be the participation of people of faith who are perfectly capable of grasping the science of climate change and environmental degradation but must contribute new ways of seeing (not just looking) at a world under pressure. We must quickly find new symbols and generate new ways of applying lessons from our traditional stories to help make sense of this moment in time. We must look beyond ourselves and integrate deeply within our bones the fact that our behaviors today condemn–and even eliminate–future generations.
This challenge to people of faith must include hope so that we can rise each day full of purpose to do what must be done, to appreciate ever more deeply the goodness of creation, to feel the pain of our brothers and sisters and do all we can, with joy, to alleviate their suffering."
See Dan's Blog From Rome, which includes a variety of links to related items.