October 2, 2012 STAFF/STU

Screening of Sun Come Up today

The Sustainability Committee and Campus Ministry are co-sponsoring an important national climate change education event, a nationwide screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Sun Come Up today at noon (brown bag) in the O’Dea Room. Beverages and dessert will be provided.

There will also be a screening on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Donohue Auditorium. The event is being held in conjunction with the Feast of Saint Francis, who was named patron saint of those who promote ecology by Blessed Pope John Paul II.

The film depicts some of the world’s first “forced climate migrants,” inhabitants of the Carteret Islands just north of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. The Catholic Church has been instrumental in helping to relocate these “environmental refugees.”

After the film, there will be a discussion about the film and action steps that viewers can take to respond to the unfolding climate perspective based on authentic Catholic teaching.