Workshop on feature documentary “The Letter”

Published on 1st Nov, 2022

13 November 2022  |  2:00-4:00pm   |  Te Rau Aroha, The Diocesan Centre, Palmerston North


“The Letter” brings to life the transformative vision of Laudato Si’ to inspire lasting action for our common home. It features Pope Francis and those he invited to Rome to share their personal stories – people from India, Senegal, Hawaii, and the Brazilian Amazon.

This workshop will highlight the perspectives shared by those whose lives have been seriously changed by climate induced devastation: youth who know that their adult lives will revolve around adaptation to their changed environment; climate refugees who have lost their homeland to rising sea levels; scientists struggling to document and mitigate the damage caused by climate change; and indigenous peoples who now battle logging companies in a struggle for survival.

We will focus on the necessity for climate action to mitigate the damage by climate change and discuss ways in which we will need to adapt.

The workshop will be facilitated by Mary Nash, active member of the Green Party and keen supporter of the Laudato Si movement, and Mary Eastham, from the Religious Diversity Centre Climate Action workgroup.

To prepare for the workshop please watch the film. The link is:

The film will also be screened in the Cathedral Lounge on 9 November at 10am.

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