Dr Lorna Gold

What Would Francis Do?On March 19th, the feast of St Joseph, Pope Francis will mark eight years in office. Over that time, he has attempted to bring back to the Catholic church the energy and zeal which emerged from the Second Vatican Council. How far he has succeeded is the subject of the Edinburgh Jesuit Centre’s series of Lenten talks.Six prominent thinkers, each an expert in their own field, will address different aspects of Francis’ tenure.The series starts at 7.30 on Tuesday 23rd February...
Bright Now is the campaign towards fossil-free churches. They would like to invite you to join a webinar series this autumn: ‘Catholic investment for an integral ecology’. The series is sponsored by Operation Noah, CAFOD, Global Catholic Climate Movement, the Catholic Impact Investing Collaborative, National Justice & Peace Network, Justice & Peace Scotland, Trocaire, Conference of Religious and the Association of Provincial Bursars.Part 1: Fossil fuel divestment: Accelerating...
Dr Lorna Gold transported us back six months to pre-covid days with a timely reminder that we were already in crisis, watching forest fires raging and water levels rising. Her talk allowed us to ‘face into’ the converging crisis of the pandemic and the climate emergency, re-imagining a new normal, given that the old normal was killing the planet. It was chilling to see slides and graphs of predicted scenarios which included phrases like “ potential unravelling of civilisation”, but we were...
Lorna Gold is an important voice within the Catholic climate movement in Ireland and around the world.  She writes and speaks extensively on Pope Francis’ teaching in Laudato Sí, and her recent very personal book ‘Climate Generation’ has been highly praised.Lorna is a member of the economy group within the Vatican’s post-COVID 19 task force, vice-chair of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, and a member of the Irish Government’s Advisory Group on the National Climate...