Screening of The Letter: A Message for Our Earth
October 4, 2023
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
350 E 3rd St, Dubuque, IA 52001
In partnership with the Archdiocese of Dubuque, the Dubuque Catholic Social Justice Network, and the Dubuque Interfaith Green Coalition, the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium will be a screening location for the documentary, The Letter: A Message for Our Earth, as a part of the global celebration for the Season of Creation from Sept. 1 – Oct. 4.
The screening will take place in the Mississippi River Discovery Center’s Journey Theater with refreshments at 6 p.m. followed by the screening of the film at 6:30 p.m.. Attendees are invited to stay for a panel discussion of the film’s topics at the conclusion of the screening.
The Letter: A Message for Our Earth features an exclusive dialogue between Pope Francis and five people from around the world, all of whom have experienced the ecological crisis and are working to solve it. These frontline leaders convene in Rome to discuss the encyclical letter Laudato Si’ with Pope Francis. Laudato Si’ encourages us to see how “everything is connected.” The way we treat the Earth, our common home, is a reflection of how we treat each other, and the power to inspire and instill change is strongest together. Caring for each other means caring for the home we share. The 80-minute documentary explores Catholic teaching on creation in the light of today’s ecological crisis.
The film, which was produced by Oscar-winning producers Off the Fence and the Catholic nonprofit Laudato Si’ Movement in collaboration with the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication and Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, has been watched by over 8 million people to date via YouTube.
This event is free to the public but registration is required. Space is limited.
View the trailer at https://youtu.be/l3EBHebH17Y.