“This is a wonderful opportunity for the city and the church to work together.” So said moderator James Borkowski as he asked Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and Roman Catholic Archbishop Michael Miller to address the Climate of Change symposium Wednesday evening (October 21).

They were there to discuss Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’s new encyclical addressing the world’s ecological crisis. This summer, Robertson attended a conference at the Vatican on the role of cities in addressing climate change, sustainability and poverty.

Robertson and Miller were joined by representatives from a wide range of environmental, Indigenous, civic and denominational groups…

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