Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church

Skip to main content
Mobile Menu
Please Create A Marquee

Laudato Si Workshop

I am convinced that we can make a difference… Now is the time for courageous action and strategies aimed at implementing a “culture of care” and “an integrated approach to combating poverty, restoring dignity to the excluded, and at the same time protecting nature.

–Pope Francis 


March 16 from 9 am to 3 pm

Napier Room, Pilgrim Place


Renew your commitment to the principles of Laudato Si Saturday, March 16, at a workshop co-hosted by OLA JustAct Ministry and Pilgrim Place in Claremont. The workshop is free from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., including seven speakers and lunch.

Laudato Si (2015) is the landmark encyclical by Pope Francis calling upon all nations to “hear the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor” and unite for environmental justice.

The March 16 workshop will focus on ways we can convert our lives and our actions into an effective advocacy for the earth and for the poor.


  • Elaine Padilla, associate professor of philosophy and religion, will discuss “Co-Creating Together a Common Home;

  • Mary Tawadros is a partner relations specialist for Volunteers of America in Pomona;

  • Nancy Minte is founder and executive director of Uncommon Good concerned with health, urban farming, environmental programs and education for under-served communities;

  • Dr. Evaggelos Vallianato has authored Poisoned Spring, the Secret History of Pollution;

  • Michael McGrath is a retired urban planner;

  • Devon Hartman is an energy specialist and founder of Sustainable Claremont;

  • Kami Grosvenor directs development and communications at Inland Valley Hope Partners.


Register NOW!